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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by kiwikid, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Alpha

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    Yip i have hubby (well will be when he get's round to blardy asking :rolleyes:) helping out and he's great letting me get some time to myself etc in the weekend and evening's.

    Although it's just me during the day.
    Might have to look at picking up some more play groups etc to help get us out of the house.

    We're using novorapid and protophane (sp) which is what i was on while i was preggers. (gestational diabetes)

    Im actually starting to wonder if we wont get a honey moon period, as Gabriel had the same symptoms he had when diagnosed about 9-12 months ago and nothing was done of it, they said he just had a tummy bug and sent us home, and Im starting to think that that might have been the onset of things, but who really knows.

    yeah Gabriels come out high just now for dinner so wont eat anything.
    Didnt think he'd go form 3.5 hypo to 29.9 in 3 hours though :confused:

    Right time to poddle off and start the bedtime routine.
     
  2. kiwimum

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    Hi Alpha

    Debs here aka kiwimum.
    Diabetes sucks!! We are 8 months into it and still find it bloody tiring, stressful etc etc.

    Hubby Carl is awesome but he goes away alot so as usual it is me that keeps the home fires burning!

    What's the support like in Wellington? Chance we may get moved there with the airforce but then again may not!

    kiwikid, know what ya mean about the nana naps. Sometimes Dr Phil and Oprah just aren't interesting enough to keep my attention either. Hope you have a good day to yourself at the library etc (saw it in another post). I turned 40 a couple of weeks ago (look 60, diabetes, kids and a husband will do that to you) and my mate took me out to get my nails done. 1st time I've ever been a lady!

    Francesca, haven't forgotten ya! Going to ring you sometime next week if you're around. Hubby is home on leave this week and really cramping my style! He wants to go to the erotica expo this weekend, thinks he might get asked to do a movie!!! Yeah right!

    Better go and organise my little cherubs. Anyone want a 13 year old hormonal boy? Going cheap!
    Catch up later
    debs
     
  3. Alpha

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    The medical support is great. the peads guys are fantastic.
    there is also apparently Diabetes youth which is supposed to be quite good, I havent had a chance to check them out yet.
    Although we we're put in touch with a family who's son was dx at 4 and is now 8 and we are meeting them this weekend for afternoon tea.

    And if you move to wellington there will also be me :)
    tehe.

    I dont need a hormonal boy thanks I have a strong willed 19 month old and that's enough.
     
  4. kiwimum

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    Glad to hear that the support is great. Given the choice of moving to Wellington or Ohakea, there really is no contest! I've had dealings with palmerston north hospital before and wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them to be honest! The support here in Auckland is good too. We have had awesome help from the diabetic specialist team at Starship.
    Tyler has been on Camp with Diabetes Youth and had a whale of a time. It was about 6 weeks after his diagnosis and it was really great for him to see that there were other children like him. He also learnt to do his own injections which has been a god send.
    At 11 he has grown up a bit faster than other kids but he has taken it all in his stride. His dad and I do really well physically but have the occasional pity party for two! As a family we are real whizzes at label reading and carb counting as I suspect all parents with this 'boarder' are.
    We have our next 3 month appt at Greenlane in a couple of weeks so we'll see if we are doing as great as we like to think we are!
    Debs
     
  5. ruralmum

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    Kiwi Intros

    Hi, I've just joined so thought I'd better introduce myself and my daughter.
    My daughter Sinead will be 16 in Dec. She was diagnosed 3 years ago. We started pumping in May this year (Animas). We live in Whitford, Auckland.
    We have another daughter, Nicola who is 13 and is very close to Sinead, oh and lots of pets :) Heather.
     
  6. kiwimum

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    Hey Heather

    Welcome aboard!
    Now I'm going to show my ignorance and ask....Where is Whitford? North or South Auckland?!! Sorry for being a bit dumb but my blonde genes are slowing down for the night!

    Hope to hear heaps from you
     
  7. Scotty

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    Hi Heather, welcome. We are pretty new here also, but you'll find it a great place. My son is 14 and he was diagnosed at 3, but like you he has only been pumping since June. I'm with Debs - where is Whitford?
     
  8. ruralmum

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    Thank you for the welcomes. Whitford is between Howick and Clevedon so kinda South East Ak. We're on a small lifestyle block and both daughters go to Howick schools. Heather.
     
  9. kiwikid

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    Hi Heather - Its nice to meet you :cwds:
    This is a great place for advice and support and making new friends- I just can't stay away :p
    My eldest daughter is 16 - not an easy age :rolleyes: How is Sinead coping?
    We're hoping to come up over the Summer school holidays and meet up with some of the people we've met both from here and the CWD NZAUS email list.
    Its a beautiful sunny Monday afternoon here, nice after all the rain of the past few weeks. Have a great week :cwds:
     
  10. ruralmum

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    Hi Jane, she's not doing too bad thanks. She's a bubbly sort but I'm sure she gets fed up with everything, especially if she's tired. She's really enjoying the pump so that has been a boost. She was injecting about 7 times a day previously and not winning, she was usually high, or bad lows regardless of what we did. Lantus didn't help. She changed Colleges half way through last year and where she is now there is a handful of Type 1's and a neat nurse so this year has been a lot better than last. Heather.
     
  11. Ivan's Mum

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    hi Rural, I'm Cockle Bay way as is Karen (hockey something or other) she's out dannemora way. Karen sorts out the coffee morning thing 4 times a year and the zoo trip is coming up with D youth (thou with the teens I'm never too sure if they are in to that kinda thing).
    We do a mixture of pumping and lantus and are enjoying the freedom from the injections.
    I'm always around this site but forget to come to the NZ bit.
    WELCOME!!!
     
  12. kiwimum

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    Francesca

    WELCOME BACK!! Sooooooo, tell us all about your trip. Did ya have a good time? Did ya spend heaps? Tell us, tell us!
     
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    spent heaps, so it's going to be a tight christmas this year. I liked LA and the cheapness of it all (cosmetics, clothes, food variety) but wouldn't want to live there. Good holiday place debs and I didn't do one tourist thing!

    Will bore you with all at the Zoo in a few weeks, we'll have to figure out where to meet up.
     
  14. kiwimum

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    Re Zoo meet up - sounds like a plan to me! I'll be the reeeaaaal hot chic with the studly husband!
     
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    I'll be the one husband-less and exhausted. We have a birthday party that morning and the school gala the next day. Crikey I'm going to be knackered.

    Not long now, I better bring the camera.
     
  16. ruralmum

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    Hi Francesca, thanks for the welcome. We've been to the Zoo Do's the last 3 years but Sinead doesn't want to go this year. :( It's in the middle of exams. I must look out for the coffee morning dates and put them in my diary. I went to one in Howick about 3 years ago. Are they in one of the newsletters? I keep forgetting to check in on this group. I'm so used to the Yahoo groups where you receive individual e mails. :) Cheers, Heather.
     
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    We are going to the Zoo this year too, missed it last year, I was overseas with work , hubby was going to take the kids, but it was pouring with rain, and he thought it would be cancelled so didn't go, but in the end I think it stopped raining and cleared up just before it started, but by then hubby had already told Dylan they weren't going. He said it wasn't a very nice day at all.

    Kim
     
  18. Ivan's Mum

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    Hi Guys, sorry have not been to the NZ bit in a while.

    My cell for all you zoo bunnies is 0210 446 242, I'm wondering if we should make a sign (kidding) or arrange a designated meeting place.

    We've now got 2 b/day parties (including chipmonks) to go to first so I imagine Ivan will be an old grump. Looking for a dad to walk the kids around so we women can talk! Debs thought I'd fob him off on your man!

    Coffee mornings are organized by KAren Bass the note comes in the pancreas press and I think there might be one before Xmas but maybe not with the zoo thing.

    SO can we just have a quick 'I' on whose coming,

    Me & Van
    Karen , Matty and Joe (Possibly hubby too)
    Debs and Family
    Dylans Mum (sorry, shocker with names)

    Anyone else?
     
  19. kiwimum

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    I was just going to make a banner with my CWD user name on it!

    As for Ivan, my boys are pretty good at going off with other kids and looking out for them, so I don't see a problem with our wanting to chat.

    Don't know what state Carl is going to be in. Him and Tyler get back from Rotorua on Friday night. Sounds like they have been extremely busy so I am imagining they are both going to be knackered!

    Here's a hint to tell it's me - I'll be wearing a blue wristband!
     
  20. DylansMum

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    I am Kim, I will be with hubby Sean, Dylan and daughter Lauren (13yr old, blonde and very tall!!). If you guys have facebook look me up, under Kim Whittaker.

    See you on Saturday.

    Kim
     

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