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BozziesMom
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    1. twodoor2
      twodoor2
      Can we please hae some pics of Bozzie in your album page? His face in your avitar always makes me smile.
    2. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      O.k., what is UP with this? Selah has sniffled, last night fever. . . .
    3. Mody_Jess_Pony
      Mody_Jess_Pony
      My mom wasn't big on my dads choice I'm not sure why. "Jessica Lynn" is what they settled on and works good for me :)
    4. Mody_Jess_Pony
      Mody_Jess_Pony
      That is to cute! If I had been a boy I was going to be "Thomas Frances Edgar ______"
      I think it's the cutest name ever :)
      Coolio story!!!
    5. Mody_Jess_Pony
      Mody_Jess_Pony
      I know you must get this 50 times a day but your Bozzie is soooo adorable! How'd he get the nick name bozzie by the way?
    6. Daxdog
      Daxdog
      Bozzie is so cute! That is a great picture!!!
    7. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      We must be on parallel tracks -- my issues have been with dieticians, also! I had one tell me my 20 pound baby needed 140 carbs per day, had another LAUGH at me for giving the lantus late (I gave it late because we had a sick day issue and I didn't know whether to change the amount, and she never called me back so I finally gave up and made my own best guess). The dietician now, though, is great. Can't believe she acted this way, she is so NOT in charge of what you feed your kid.
    8. JacksonsMom
      JacksonsMom
      Alyce, you have learned soooo much since becoming a CWD member! I've learned a lot from you posts as well! Bozzie is lucky to have such a go get em Mom!

      And what a cutie he is!!
    9. mommyofAx4
      mommyofAx4
      thanks about the pic and i noticed you put one up handsome little guy you got there
    10. zoesmama
      zoesmama
      LOL, looks like we're pretty much on the same page! ;)
    11. zoesmama
      zoesmama
      It truly helps just to have your thoughts/comments/suggestions out there. Yes, it looks like we're both having insulin troubles-- but it looks like you're doing phenomenally taking care of Bozzie! :)
    12. zoesmama
      zoesmama
      Alyce, I just wanted to thank you for your help over the weekend. I really, really appreciate it. The Boz is just tooooooo cute, by the way! :)
    13. twodoor2
      twodoor2
      I'm so happy you have an avitar picture. Bozzie is sooooo adorable.
    14. saxmaniac
      saxmaniac
      Yay, a pic to put a face to the name!
    15. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      I actually saw one of your posts about going from really high to pretty low really fast! Selah was born 9/06 and diagnosed 2/08, so we probably have some common experiences with insulin sensitivity, etc. I'll keep watching the questions you post to see when the answers apply to us!
    16. TheFormerLantusFiend
      TheFormerLantusFiend
      I don't want to take the thread off track, but while I was sick in the months before dx, a lot of thoughts went through my head.
      When I started throwing up, I thought I ate too big meals or had lots of colds. I avoided a lot of foods because they made me throw up.
      When everything starting tasting bitter, I decided the water was very polluted and was confused as to why everybody else claimed it tasted fine to them. I worried that I was being poisoned.
      When I wet the bed, I blamed myself for drinking too much water.
      When I got tired too easily, I blamed myself for riding the bus and not getting enough exercise.
      When I was bad in school, I blamed my anxiety issues.
      When I saw how hard it was for me to function, I wondered if I was developing schizophrenia.

      I began thinking that something physical and not my fault and not just a bug, was wrong with me about two months before I was diagnosed. I was 17 years old and the doctor I'd been seeing had decided to stop seeing pediatric patients. My mother wasn't willing to take me to just any doctor becasue she said I sounded like a crazy person and that not much I said made sense. I have an unrelated neurological disorder that complicates my medical treatments because I describe my body in very nonstandard ways, so that the symptoms I describe are often not the ones that trigger doctors' concern.
      I googled my symptoms a month before dx and read up on diabetes on the cwd website. I thought I was being too dramatic by even considering diabtes. I thought I was too old for t1, and too skinny for t2, neither of which, it turns out, are even possible. But anyhow- by the time I was diagnosed with diabetes, I had a fasting blood sugar of 453 accompanied by an A1c too high to read. I was in moderate DKA. I couldn't concentrate enough to count to fifteen. I was severely hypokalemic. I'd shaved my head about two weeks earlier, and only a very thin smattering of stubble grew back (which was, I gotta say, what scared me the most). After being on insulin for two days, my vision improved so drastically that I needed glasses with a prescription lower than the scrip I'd had in 8th grade.
      The way I was diagnosed was that my mother took me to the doctor- she had to support me because I had a hard time walking- on a Friday afternoon. I was feeling the best I'd been feeling in a while, so I felt sort of foolish seeing a doctor. The doctor tested my blood sugar, which on her meter read 425. The doctor said that since I was 17, it was probably type 2 diabetes, and she gave us a prescription for an oral medication, drew my blood, and told us to make an appointment for the following week. Then she called us that evening, and said that I was in DKA and it was amazing that I could talk to her on the phone still and that she would call ahead to the ER of our choice because they needed to treat me ASAP and that she thought I'd be in a coma that night otherwise. My father took me the ER, and they put me on an IV, with insulin, potassium, and saline, (later they added glucose) as soon as they could get a vein. It took a few tries because I was severely dehydrated. My father said that seeing me in my first hour on insulin was like watching an inanimate object come alive, that was how drastically different I seemed.

      After I was on insulin, the contrast seemed so great I didn't know how I could've thought I was okay. When I could actually see myself in a mirror, I was shocked by my distended belly and skinny arms and legs. The first doctor came to visit me and said she had thought I was naturally pale and quiet and that she hadn't guessed I was such a different person. My urine ketones didn't turn negative for almost two weeks, even though I was out of DKA within a day, and my vision was bizarre for about two months.
    17. twodoor2
      twodoor2
      I posted a thread with pics of 1/2 unit vs full unit syringes today. Hope it helps.
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    Birthday:
    November 18
    Location:
    VA
    Occupation:
    writer
    Who has diabetes?:
    One child
    Does your family have celiac?:
    Yes

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    ~Alyce - The Mama
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    "The Boz" dxd T1D 6/27/08
    Pumping Blue Ping: Apidra

    dxd Celiac 3/10/10
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