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MommaKat
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    1. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      My sympathies, if there's anything I can do let me know. Don't let the social services system or BDC use up your energy or your life, put them in their place, in the end they are there to help you reach *your* goals.

      If I haven't mentioned it, check out Catholic Services, local food banks. Even if they can't help, the people know the system and may know someone who can.
    2. TheFormerLantusFiend
      TheFormerLantusFiend
      I saw the post where you linked to the beer ad and said you could use some feel good moments so I thought I'd tell you that your username always reminds me of this diabetes video ('cuz you're Kat and so's the kid in the video)... I hope you'll think it's cute.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3LkQV9xzYc
    3. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      I think by the time we got to them maybe BDC is just overwhelmed? I think when Selah was diagnosed they were in the middle of adding a ton of endos, there's just so many new diagnoses. It's a nice facility, and they are very thorough, I understand they have an eye doctor on the grounds, etc. They were the ones who told us about Emla. I just think you've really got to find someone who can at least can be sympathetic to your thinking. When we switched endos back and forth I thought it would be awkward, but no one even cared. It's just business! I don't know if it would be hard to go "back" to BDC, though, since they are so popular. I find it very strange, the weight thing and food thing you talk about. I wonder if it's a matter of what patients and problems they have seen before, maybe she has run into problems with kids gaining weight in the past and it affected her? Good luck with your decision.
    4. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Just an FYI after reading your thread, we moved to BDC because it was the biggest and best, but found it wasn't a good fit for us. Lots of folks love them, but we had a couple not so good interactions right away, so we went back to our practice -- Nyak is our doctor. He takes your lead on how you want to manage the diabetes, he has opinions and will express them but he doesn't instruct you about how to do things, he tells you your options. I've preferred that style. He never gave us any diet restrictions, but was happy to hear our preferences and give us advice regarding it.
    5. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Glad if you find my nutty opinions useful at all! Hope you get it all sorted out soon and your daughter has a fabulous year.
    6. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Impressive post!
      My nondiabetic daughter just got diagnosed a year ago with a blood pressure regulation problem, one of the symptoms was that she would drink and drink without ever feeling less thirsty (of course, we freaked about diabetes, but it wasn't related to bg). Once she got on a high salt diet she got better. The GI told us her body was trying to chance the viscosity of the blood through hydration, but not having extra salt also meant she was just peeing out the extra water. I think. Anyway, I'm going to rip into your "ode to kidneys" a few times to see if there are some clues for me there, too! Thanks!
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    freelance writer, teacher, still licensed but not
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