Hi, I'm Jenny, a single Mom of 4 and 1/2 (lol), with the middle one being a Type 1 Diabetic. She's 6 and her name is Raven. She was diagnosed when she was 2 1/2, so this isn't anything new to me, it's become routine and just another part of every day life. She isn't on the pump, she takes 4-7 injections a day (2 of the baseline and the rest all fast-acting). She is in school (oh boy we have had problems with that one, let me tell you, we actually had to get a lawyer to get the school system here in chicago to cooperate) and just came off a recent 2 week hospital stay with pneumonia.
Our docs here are AWESOME! I don't know what I would have done without them. It helps too that the older kids take an interest in her and like to help out with monitoring her glucose and keeping an eye open. We do have the problem that Raven seems to be VERY hard to stabilize and she has a lot of lows and highs. We also recently found out she has a growth hormone deficiency and haven't decided what to do about that yet. I have been researching and trying to find out info about maybe getting a diabetes alert dog, but there are none that really deal with Chicago and a 6 year old, unless I had the $4,000-10,000 to be able to purchase one. Does anyone have any info or suggestions???
I look forward to being able to discuss issues that come up with a kid with T1 with people who are in the same or similiar situations.