the Calorie King book..you can never have too many copies! We got small supplies of the following at the hospital but wished we had more... glucose tabs, alcohol swabs ... a calculator is a great idea, small notebook and pen for writing down meals, carb counts, etc. A list of carb free, low carb snacks is wonderful! I think also the offer of babysitting (if appropriate) is very welcomed and was offered to me by a fellow D parent. I didn't take them up on it but something that I was glad to have JUST IN CASE I needed a break from being a "walking pancreas" for Molly in those first few tough weeks.
Mom to 4 kiddos:
Cory 19..going to be a soph at IU!
Kristen 17 nonD
Hannah 15 nonD
Molly 13, D dx'd May 13, 2008 Graves disease
MM 722 pump Novolog
MIO infusion sets
current a1c 7.6 (8.0,9.2,8.4,9.0 ,126.96.36.199,8.2,8.1,7.9 previous)
in the middle of puberty he**!