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Re: [IPp] symptoms of a fast drop



We had an experienced pump nurse tell us recently that injections don't
hurt! My daughter (5yrs) who has been very pragmatic, challenged her with
"are you for real?"
The suprise on the nurses face really spooked me.
My brother did medicine and I remeber a pal of his who was a straight A
student and got the very best jobs. About ten years out of college he needed
his appendix out. We visited him and he just kept mumbling..."I had no
idea!".
We are the experts in our kids lives and quietly remembering that, is vital
to their wellbeing. A GP here who's kid has diabetes was speaking at a forum
and he respectfully encouraged us to trust ourselves more, as those medics
without kids with Diabetes have such a limited understanding. In the early
days though I tended to take a lot of what was said as gospel. I turned
myself through hoops trying to follow their instructions. Then in
desperation cos Grace's A1c was 9.8 I started relaxing to show them how hard
I had been working, expecting a rise. Grace came down to 8.1% with me
following my intuition as I now had the basic principles.
Statistically I am absolutely sure... parents know their kids best!
Mir
Mum to Grace 5yrs dx 10.03 pumping five months

----- Original Message -----
From: "cyndy tengesdal" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 15 February 2005 00:01
Subject: Re: [IPp] symptoms of a fast drop


> I am reading this and wondering.
> These dr's that keep telling us that "they don't see a behavioural change"
> when a child is low, how many of them actually have a diabetes child in
> their lives except their patients and how many have a clue what they are
> talking about from personal experience or is it all freaking book stuff?
> Cyndy Mom to 4
> Ben 9 dxed June of 02
> email @ redacted
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christy Oswald" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 1:11 PM
> Subject: RE: [IPp] symptoms of a fast drop
>
>
> > Octavia,
> > My daughter is now seven and wasn't diagnosed until 6, but we see a lot
> > of behavioral changes with sudden drops.  She gets crabby, irritable,
> > confused, hard to reason with.  We see lots of behavior with blood
> > sugars.  That was a large reason why we wanted the insulin pump, to
> > minimize some of that and I have seen an improvement as far as
> > frequency.  Our doctors keep saying that they don't see a behavioral
> > component, but I sure do!
> > Christy, mom to Kiley, age 7, dx 8/2003
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email @ redacted
> > [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Welch,
> > Keirsten
> > Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 11:23 AM
> > To: 'email @ redacted'
> > Subject: RE: [IPp] symptoms of a fast drop
> >
> > This is a tough one to answer since everyone is different.  My daughter
> > was
> > 22 months when diagnosed.  My biggest scare early on was the 500 BG
> > level
> > that dropped to 35 in about an hour without a large amount of exercise
> > or
> > activity.  Sudden mood changes are the biggest indicator
> > and then following up with a BG test.  My daughter now at 6 with
> > complain of
> > a "tummy ache" with
> > rapid changes.  Hope this helps!
> >
> > Thank You,
> >
> > Keirsten Welch RD, LD, CPT
> > Insulin Pump Specialist
> > Certified Pump Trainer
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Octavia Kincaid [mailto:email @ redacted]
> > This is a weird question...
> >
> > So, I'm wondering how kids feel when their numbers
> > drop fast.  For example, we go to a toddler music
> > class at our church and she likes to run around and
> > bang on the "instruments", but after about 15 minutes
> > of this, she starts to get more and more
> > crabby/clingy.  Today, before class, she was 198
> > (barely in target range) and 25 minutes into class she
> > was 100 - so she dropped 100 points in about 20
> > minutes, mostly due to the activity level I suppose.
> > Should I assume that the crabbiness is at all related
> > to this kind of drop or is this all
> > personality/behavior that is not related to diabetes?
> >
> > Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.
> > Thanks - Octavia, mom to Ailsa, 19 months, pumping
> > since 9/04
> >
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