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12-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Hi i'm Kim. My son Alex was diagnosed with Type 1 on December 13th. We are still getting used to our new life with diabetes and how much it will change everything. I guess the shock is wearing off a little bit but not much. But for right now were just taking it one day at a time.
12-23-2008, 09:53 PM
Welcome. You have come to a great place!:cwds:
Becky Stevens mom
12-23-2008, 10:30 PM
Hi Kim, you are very welcome here! How are you and Alex and your family doing so far? I know this is rough right now, things will get easier as time goes on. Be real patient with yourself dont expect to know everything right away and please dont get upset with yourself if Alex's bgs are out of range or too high or low, thats the nature of this disease. We all do the best we can with what we have. Come back here often and join us in the chatroom. Take care of yourself
12-23-2008, 10:48 PM
We're all doing fairly well. Alex is taking it all in stride and is doing great so far. He hasn't complained once. The rest of our family has been really helpful and supportive the entire time. I am doing okay I guess. Some days have been harder than others but overall i'm fine.
12-23-2008, 11:00 PM
12-30-2008, 07:45 PM
Hi there. Just wanted to say Welcome as well. Be sure to join us on the Parents forum.....:cwds:
12-30-2008, 09:43 PM
Hi Kim! Welcome to CWD! It's a great place for everything: companionship, support, knowledge, and laughter! We look forward to getting to know you better.
12-31-2008, 07:28 AM
Hi Kim .. sorry you have to be here (that your son was dx'd) but this is the most wonderful place to be! Talk to you soon!
12-31-2008, 07:54 AM
Just wanted to chime in also to welcome you. I hope you find CWD as supportive and informative as I have found it to be. Besides the message boards, there are great resource materials throughout the Web site. Every summer is a huge conference (support/info) held in Orlando. You'll find information on this site also.
It's such a whirlwind at first after diagnosis. I hope everything is going okay for Alex, you and the rest of your family. We've all been there.
Don't be shy to ask questions!!!
12-31-2008, 12:42 PM
Just wanted to add my welcome. I'm glad to hear things are going relatively OK so far!
01-05-2009, 05:51 PM
I just wanted to say welcome, but sorry you have to be here. You have found a great site for support and information. The early days are very tough, you are overwhelmed emotionally, sleep deprived, and scared. But over time you will become more comfortable dealing with all the things you need to do to live with this illness. You will find a "new normal" believe it or not and things will get into more of a routine.
Here are some books you may find useful:
The "bible" of childhood diabetes, "Understanding Diabetes" (aka The Pink Panther book) by Dr. Peter Chase of the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado.
Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin [ILLUSTRATED] by Gary Scheiner, Barry Goldstein
Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace, Second Edition by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE. Published by the American Diabetes Association, 2002. 250 pages. Softcover. US$16.95.
Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults -- and Their Caregivers by Ragnar Hanas, M.D. Published by Marlowe & Company, New York, 2005. ISBN 1-56924-396-4. US$34.95.
Not sure what your school situation is, but here is a link to a thread that has a lot of info about dealing with schools.
Finally, in addition to the forums there is a chat room here where you can talk to other parents in "real time".
Hang in there :cwds: