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RE: [IPp] accommodations on cruises



I would say that this is a perfect opportunity for you to go on a cruise!
(of course, this comes from someone who would *love* to spend a week on a
cruise and wouldn't mind using DM as an excuse to go.)  I do know what you
mean when you say that you don't want to not allow him to do something
solely because of DM.  I can't imagine what kind of Mother I am going to be
with Jonathan once he is older.  I am a very relaxed parent with all of my
children, teaching them independence and giving them a reasonable amount of
freedom.  The only thing I am completely involved with is the diabetes.
(with the older kids anyway) good luck.

Susan - Mom to Julianna - 17, Danny - 16, Katrina - 12, Jonathan - 5, dx
08/00, pumping 03/02, back on syringes 09/02 due to allergies to pump
materials and Nicholas - 3
Wife to Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Marisa
Schmidt
Sent: November 12, 2002 3:31 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPp] accommodations on cruises


My in-laws have been promising my son that they would take him on a cruise
over the spring break that he was 9.  They began these promises when they
took
my older son on a cruise, but this was before diagnosis.  Now that the time
is
nearly upon us (this April) I am feeling very concerned.  Our endo has said
that he will call the ship's doctor and will be on call at anytime.  He will
ask the doctor to see Scott once every day or couple of days (7 day cruise).
My in-laws do have Scott spend the night once or twice a month, but they
call
me 3-4 times every night.  They can't dose insulin based on what he eats and
have no idea how to determine basals.  I would feel a little less stressed
if
I felt his normal basals would work, but with such a different routine, I'm
afraid that his insulin requirements will change.  Can anyone offer any
advice?  Can the ship provide carb counts for food?  Anything else I can do
to
help make this work?  I promised myself when he was diagnosed, that I would
never stop him from doing something based solely on diabetes and I want to
stick to it, but this is really scary.

Thanks,
Marisa
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