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ANNENAU Posts: 2
7/9/10 6:59 P

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Hi Kathy, I'm so sorry that your son was diagnosed, BUT I am happy and grateful that diabetic kids have more tools and resources than they did even 10 years ago. He will be FINE!!! Take care of yourselves right now, as this will be a period of adjustment and ups and downs as he, and your family, get used to life with diabetes. It will take time, but ask tons of questions, read everything you can, and don't expect perfection. Diabetes cannot be "perfectly" controlled, but you can find the best tools and methods to help your son live the best life he can live with diabetes.

KATYDID011 Posts: 2
7/9/10 6:11 P

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thanks, for everything. he's doing the diamyd trial and love all the links. nice to know others understand. if one more person tells me to get him to lose weight i'll scream.
thanks,
kathy

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7/1/10 10:18 P

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Ugh, what sad news. However this IS a great site!
I would suggest an insulin pump STAT! I've been diabetic since I was 8 and on a pump since age 10 and it just gives so, so much freedom. Keep him active in sports and make sure to let his friends and their parents know, which I'm assuming you probably have already done! Ask any other questions - I'm 22 now so I've been dealing with this for almost 15 years.

(Also try www.tudiabetes.com - I used it for awhile and found it helpful.)

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MJRIEHM Posts: 1
7/1/10 2:55 P

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Welcome. My 15-year-old son was diagnosed 9 months ago. He is doing well. Certainly feeling much better emotionally and physically than he was prior to diagnosis. He now has a Medtronic pump and is very happy with it. I did this past month run across an interesting study for those recently diagnosed with diabetes. Not sure if this is the kind of thing you would be interested in but thought I'd at least give you the info so you can run it by your physician if you would like. http://www.diaprevent.diamyd.com/

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welcome to the site. sorry to hear your son has to deal with this everyday diabetes but good news is he can and will still do everything he wants and more!!! any questions just ask we got answers the people here are smart and after being type 1 for so long we figure it all out just like he and you will. p.s I played soccer all the way through highschool and college with type1 one. just ask away

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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7/1/10 11:27 A

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Hi. Welcome. My son is 10 and has been dealing with type 1 diabetes for six years. He too, is an athlete. He plays soccer, basketball, and is on a gymnastics team. He is very active. He is doing very well.

Just monitor your son closely. Check before, during and after all physical activity. Remember, activity (exercise) equals insulin. Help him to be aware of how he is feeling so he doesn't go too low.

Is he doing injections? or is he on an insulin pump?

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KATYDID011 Posts: 2
7/1/10 10:57 A

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hi, we're totally new to this. anybody have any advice, we'll take it. my son is 11, and an athlete.
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