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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Sullibe, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Sullibe

    Sullibe New Member

    Jul 12, 2016
    Hello. My name is Bethany and I'm new here. My youngest daughter was just diagnosed with T1D about 3 months ago, 5 days before she turned 15 mths, and less than 3 weeks before we moved to a new state for my husband's job. This is the first time I'm really reaching out. I'm still trying to process everything, moving to a new city/state and having to take on a whole new routine for my very young daughter, who has 5 older brothers and 1 older sister who are having to adjust to lots of changes in a very short amount of time.
    Anyway, just a note to say Hello, and I may have questions as time goes on and we get more and more settled into everything.
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Approved members

    Nov 20, 2007
    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. My daughter was 8 when she was dx so I don't have any really good specific advice for a child as young as yours but I know there are many parents here who DO have that type of advice and I am sure they will chime in. 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,

    Understanding Diabetes (aka The Pink Panther book)
    by Dr. Peter Chase of the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado.

    Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin
    by Gary Scheiner, Barry Goldstein

    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.

    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:
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
  3. rgcainmd

    rgcainmd Approved members

    Feb 6, 2014
    I just wanted to pop in and echo everything Christopher just said, and to second his recommendations on books that are extremely helpful. Considering how young your daughter is, I'd recommend getting the Hanas book first. Then you might just want to skip to Gary Scheiner's Think Life a Pancreas, which IMO is the best Type 1 book ever written.

    Welcome to the club, but sorry you needed to join...

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