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Help Diabetic/Asthmatic Child???

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by MochisMama, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. MochisMama

    MochisMama New Member

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    My son was diagnosed this last June at 5 years old. We had finally got into the swing of things when his asthma stated to flare up this winter. He was hospitalized over Thanksgiving for 11 days and we were at the emergency room again last night foralung infection. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Anybody else that has had this experience or one similiar I would love to hear how you dealt with it and what you have learned. Thank You.
     
  2. selketine

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    My son has asthma (sometimes - not every day!) and type 1. He is on some maintenance medication (like qvar and singular). The asthma flare-ups are sometimes random (probably environmental outside allergy but it still seems random and we haven't pinned it down) and he can also have trouble when he gets a bad cold.

    He's been on prednisone (oral steroid) many times and this really raises his blood sugar. Fortunately he hasn't been hospitalized although we've taken a couple of ambulance rides because of it.

    If you don't already, I suggest seeing an allergist and get a plan and some preventative meds. A Dexcom or other cgms is invaluable in managing blood sugars when he is on steroids so if that is a common problem you may want to look into a cgms (and a pump if you aren't pumping).

    Welcome to CWD!
     
  3. Charliesmom

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    My son hasn't been diagnosed with asthma but I have a feeling he will be soon. I have asthma and right now I'm having a heck of a time. There is just something that aggravates my allergies really bad in the winter. We take allergy meds and we have multiple air purifiers in the house, keep the pets off the bedroom level of the house, etc. We have even put in laminate flooring in the kids room because of my daughters allergies.

    When Charlie gets over this awful sinus infection I am going to take him to an allergist/asthma specialist to see if we can get this figured out.
     
  4. Joretta

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    My daughter is older but within a year of being diagnosed a T1 she developed asthma with respiratory infections. We ended up twice in the hospital from the steroids sending her sugars out of the roof. We first and foremost found out that nebulizing with xopenex worked better than standard alburteral. We also have scripts for singular, ventalin, and Flovent. Ventalin is for flare ups and Flovent and singular are everyday. The next thing was she had allergies she never had before. I hope this helps.
     

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