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Susanne
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Occupation:
Foreign Languages Instructor

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Susanne

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    1. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Hope you all have an absolute ball! I always love the theory of camping. In reality, of course, the bug bites and public latrines are less romantic!
    2. Susanne
      Susanne
      This is our first summer with diabetes. I am planning to stock up on "summer accessories" for D and was wondering if you all had favorite products for the summer (coolers etc.) since we are going to spend the summer mainly at the lake and the beach. Also we are flying home to Germany in July - any suggestions to keep unopened insulin bottles cool (without getting in trouble with security)? We are still on NPH and Humalog (2 injections a day). Did I mention that I am very nervous about taking a 4-year-old with D to another country with different foods and cousins who eat sweats and cake and yummy bakery items all the time?
    3. Susanne
      Susanne
      I have not been active on this board. I am reading posts daily but am overwhelmed as it is. My daughter was diagnosed in Sept. 09 and I am still struggling (maybe because we are still on NPH/humalog?). Today was one of those: "I had it" days. I am working full-time, trying to manage my four-year-old's up-and down blood sugar numbers, preparing 6 meals a day (not resulting in good numbers no matter how I try to follow GI etc.), dealing with finding a preschool for her (no public school assignment in the lottery) as well as dealing with 8-year-old defiant brother - all without a support system. My family is in Germany and my husband is trying hard but overwhelmed at times (and a lot more easy-going). Friends try but do not really understand diabetes and the work/worries it involves ("at least it is only diabetes"......). I am sorry to vent like this but believe that I can find people here who understand what I am going through. Any ideas, how to stay sane without family support?
    4. Susanne
      Susanne
      The last time I posted was after my little girl was diagnosed.Lately,we have seen blood sugars all over the place - mostly tending to go higher but also lows we cannot explain. Today she was 420 after breakfast (cheerios/milk), yesterday same food/same time -at 69. Why is she low one day and so high the other. In the evening we are experiencing highs after bedtime snack - at 11 around 220 or more (by morning she is perfect though). What do we do when she is high at night - wake her up? Give booster insulin (we had a 50 low once, I am scared to do that)?
      Why does she often go lower (80-110) one and a half hours after dinner and then shoot high into the 200s after 10pm? Does a high have an after effect for 24-48 hours?
      We are so consistent, she has no emotional issues, seems healthy - what can we do about this roller coaster? Also when we go iceskating she seems to go very high - into the 300s last week?
      We are not feeling in control right now.
    5. Susanne
      Susanne
      Hi, my daughter has just been diagnosed wit Diabetes Type 1 (age 4). Consequently she has lost her preschool spot within a week. I am debating wether to start her in a new preschool (that accepts her) or to quit my new job that I have fought for for many years. It is all so new to us and I do not know what is ahead of us - and what I really need to do at this point. Any advice?
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    Location:
    Boston
    Occupation:
    Foreign Languages Instructor
    Who has diabetes?:
    One child
    Does your family have celiac?:
    No

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    Susanne
    Mom to
    Lukas,8 yrs, non-D and
    Sophia,5 yrs, dx 10/2009
    Pumping Animas Ping blue 12/14/2010
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