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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by auroraambria, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. auroraambria

    auroraambria Approved members

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    Hello. We're really new to this (2 wks). Just trying to figure it out. My son of 10 was diagnosed. He's a cool kid, but he's always struggled. This is just another issue to his plate. We hope it will teach him responsibility and courage. :triumphant:
     
  2. gkwzcohen

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    Sorry that you are now part of the T1D "club." My son was diagnosed 7 months ago when he was 12. He has amazed us with his responsibility and how brave he is. He went too long without being dx that his body was using muscle and fat for energy which I know affected his brain and emotions. School work and emotions were a struggle for him before but has made a 180 since being dx. I read most of the threads on this site to learn everything I could. You are not alone on this journey so ask questions and read everything you can. Made me less overwhelmed and anxious. Just remember to take it one day at a time and BREATHE!
     
  3. Christopher

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    Welcome, but sorry you have to be here. The early days are very tough and the best advice is to just take things slow, one day, one meal, one blood glucose (bg) number at a time.

    Here are a list of books you may find helpful:


    Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults -- and Their Caregivers
    by Ragnar Hanas, M.D. Published by Marlowe & Company, New York,
    http://www.amazon.com/Type-Diabetes-.../dp/1569243964


    Understanding Diabetes (aka The Pink Panther book)
    by Dr. Peter Chase of the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado.
    http://www.childrensdiabetesfdn.org/publications.html

    Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin
    by Gary Scheiner, Barry Goldstein
    http://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Pan.../dp/1569244367

    Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace
    by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE. Published by the American Diabetes Association, 2002. 250 pages. Softcover.
    http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Kids-Bal.../dp/1580401244

    I would also recommend creating a signature with your relevant information so when you do ask a question, people can better understand your situation. In the upper right hand corner of the page click on "Settings". Then on the left hand side of the page click on "Edit Signature".

    Hang in there :smile:
     

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