A family member, who is in her early 50s and has had type 1 for many years, says that she feels better when her sugar levels are high. She gains too much weight and feels terrible when the sugar levels are normal. I also have type 1 and told her to take her insulin and let her body adjust to normal levels.
My four year old son is in the pre-clinical stage of type 1 diabetes. see parents writing in asking about the likelihood of having another member of their immediate family (a child or sibling) develop diabetes, and I have seen your response that there is only a 2%-5% chance. I see so many situations in which type 1 is passed on that your numbers of 2%-5% shock me! Where are you getting your figures?
My 14-year-old son takes one Centrum Multivitamin/MultiMineral Supplement. It was brought to my attention via a family member who is very much into health and fitness that I should consider giving my son a trace mineral called chromium. What is your opinion about chromium? Is is beneficial to give my son? Is it safe? Are there any side effects that you know of?
I’ve decided to research on children with diabetes for a staff member, and I’m seeing information about an insulin pump. I’ve searched but cannot find a definition for an insulin pump. What exactly is it? Does it replace the use of syringes? How large is it? Does it have to be prescribed by a physician or does a parent just go out and get one?
A family member, who has type 2 diabetes and was in the hospital for a long stay, developed a bedsore on the buttocks, and we are looking for additional suggestions to help the healing. I saw that there is a gel for foot ulcers being looked at that helps healing. Would this be something that can be used in this situation? Any other suggestions?
When a family member is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that diagnosis affects the entire family. And for siblings of kids with diabetes, adjusting to life with diabetes in the family can have ups and downs that rival blood sugar graphs on the most rollercoaster days. At Children with Diabetes, we recognize how important the […]Read More
Friend of CWD Learn about early screening for type 1 diabetes (T1D) Tuesday, 11/9 at 8:00 PM, EST Did you know a person is up to 15x more likely to develop T1D if a family member has it? Now, it’s possible to see T1D coming with The Type 1 Test-a type of blood test. It […]Read More