Re: [IPk] Child newly diagnosed
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- Subject: Re: [IPk] Child newly diagnosed
- From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
- Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:16:00 +0100
- Organization: University of Sheffield
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Yes, I can't quite remember the sequence of events with John's illness
and Nicholas' diagnosis!
IIRC Nicholas is on MDI but they supplement with additional shots where
I think in real life John was very similar to how he came across on the
internet (not everyone is!!!)
Jackie Jacombs wrote:
> Hi Di
> I remembered that you were Godmother to Nicholas. I did write to Julia a
> while back. Nicolas was using Human insulin still. No pump. I guess at
> the time Nicholas was diagnosed John wasn't well and up to looking after
> Nicholas either.
> I still think about John often, although I never met him in person, I still
> have a very vivid picture in my mind of what I imagined he was like. It's
> such a strong picture it's hard to believe I never met him in real life.
> Kind regards
> Jackie J
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> Sent: 01 June 2010 13:18
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> Subject: Re: [IPk] Child newly diagnosed
> Hi Jackie
> Good points! I know that she wasn't given any insulin and was not given
> any instructions to give him insulin.
> Eventually he did get put on twice daily injections - as you say, the
> amounts needed are quite small.
> I agree about the "hard to take in" for the parent. My dad has T1
> diabetes and yet when I was diagnosed (aged 7) it was my mum who had to
> take total charge of my diabetes (although actually, I looked after
> myself pretty much from the word go). But it was she who learned about
> carb counting and took me to the hospital and reminded me to do urine
> tests and so on. I guess my dad couldn't deal with the reality of it!
> As for John Neale's son Nicholas, I'd forgotten that, but can believe
> it. Again it was John's wife Julia who took care of the diabetes aspect,
> even though she knew nothing about it (John never bothered her with
> details of his own condition and she didn't even know what insulin he
> was on!). I'm godmother to Nicholas incidentally!! They seem to be doing
> OK and Julia (and Nicholas) are coping very well. Though I rarely get to
> see them since they live in Germany still.
> In retrospect it was a good thing she did take responsibility from the
> start - maybe John suspected that he might not be around?
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