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[IPk] Re: Steve's daughter's temperature changes
In a message dated 31/10/2002 20:46:23 GMT Standard Time, email @ redacted
> One question you may be able to shed some light on is whether problems with
> temperature control is something anyone else has, or did suffer with. She
> can be sweating one minute then cold the next whatever the weather
I am not sure if the diabetes has got anything to do with the temperature
changes you mention. I get cold and too hot just like everyone else (in fact
my sisters who are not diabetic are nesh in my opinion) and I often am too
hot during the night but I can't say it is related to the diabetes. Some
days I go to collect Danielle from school and people have t shirts on and I
have a jumper but I wouldn't say that was anything to worry about. It
depends on your activity and well-being I suppose. If I have been watching
afternoon tv, I will need my jacket on to go to school, but if I have been
vacuuming, I won't.
Sorry to sound vague, but it's probably just natural with her and that is
how she would be if she wasn't diabetic.
As for the management of diabetes, I never bothered about looking into a pump
for myself because I just went along with the flow but I felt I needed to do
so much more because I was responsible for my daughter's life and that's why
I decided to try the pump for her. If she had not been diagnosed, I would
have carried on the way I was (sometimes not bothered what my blood sugar
was). I take it you mean that your daughter is not ready to take control of
her blood sugar. She might not want to, but from my experience it won't help
her decide by reading any frightening stories. It never worked for me at
all. I am just starting to look after myself because my daughter expects me
to test my blood because she has to.
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