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Re: [IPp] Re: Sick days on the pump-



Hi Hun

When Patricia first was found to have diabetes, it took many months of
doctors appointments.Finally she went into a coma and I took her to the
Hospital saying,I think maybe she is diabetic. Her sugars were 57.6
Canadian, Not sure what it is in the other. She almost died and her body
took a severe beating from it. We stayed in hospital for 8 days until she
was able to sit, walk, talk , eat and keep some form of control. I never
left her side in all that time and it was hard watching her grow up.I knew
she needed to be taught independence and so she is very much so but she
still needs mOm at times. She only severely seizured once but that was
enough for ever.
My hubby's family were all diabetics and died from the years of poor
controls, wrong eating and refusing to test or make a good effort.That may
sound harsh but think about eating homemade bread, sliced 2 inches thick
with heavy butter and molasses for a meal. And they would say their sugars
stayed normal prefect. Proved wrong when they all had failing kidneys, bad
hearts, and stroked and heart attacks. But I know this can still happen to
even Patricia and we try so hard for good control.So all I know is we take
each day for what it is worth and pray we do our best and have many more.
We love pumping and are so thankful she can have this pump. Right now her
sugars are crazy again and not sure why but thankfully with the pump, she
can fix it faster.

Jana Mom to Patricia and all the rest..
----- Original Message -----
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:40 PM
Subject: [IPp] Re: Sick days on the pump-now off topic!


> Hi Jana,
>      Well, Claire may wake up for bg checks at night, but she doesn't wake
up
> for lows.  She did for a year or so, then she just stopped waking for
them.
> She rebounds from lows, so we discover them in the morning when her bg is
> quite high, around 23.0 (425) or so, down from probably about 26 right
after
> the rebound.
>      She has never had a seizure or lost consciousness from lows.  Because
> she wakes for night time bg checks we cannot do them often--it destroys
our
> lives.  So I do think you are lucky if you are able to get up and do them
> without waking your child.  Of course we all know as parents of DM kids
that
> "lucky" is relative.  I try to find things to consider myself "lucky"
with.
> With so many parents that I know having 2 DM kids, I consider myself lucky
to
> only have one DM child, at least at present.  I'm also very fortunate that
> Claire has never had the flu or thrown-up in her life!!  Though she has
had 3
> major surgeries and many, many minor ones.
> Best wishses,
> Barbara, Mum of Claire 7, dx 4/97, pumping 4/01
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