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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by scrappyjae, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. scrappyjae

    scrappyjae New Member

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    Hello there. Just wanted to say a quick hi. I am Mom to a newly diagnosed 17 yo young lady. Diabetes Type 1 was her early Christmas present in the form of DKA. It's been just a little over a month and we are hanging in there. She has highs and lows and everything in between. So far she isn't angry, just a little irritated I'm glad I found this site, I have already learned so much more. Thanks in advance for putting up with me!
     
  2. VinceysMom

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    Welcome to the Forums. Please come back often and post any questions, concerns, etc. There are so many wonderful, caring and knowledgeable folks here.

    We are just a little over a year into this, and I can tell you this, it does get easier. I never ever thought a year later I would be on here giving advice or lending support to others.

    Best wishes to your daughter...

    Kathy
     
  3. Becky Stevens mom

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    Well hello and welcome!:) I am so sorry that your daughter got so sick :( If she likes, she can take a look at the forum teen section and maybe get to know some other people her age that are living (and thriving) with type 1 diabetes. And come back yourself anytime if you have questions or just need to talk to someone who understands what youre going through
     
  4. obtainedmist

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    Welcome and so sorry about the dx. Molly was dxd this past July at 18, so I understand. It's been 6 months now and I finally feel as if our lives aren't turned upside down. We still have our days...infusion set malfunction and a morning # of 375 today =[ ...but she seems to roll with the punches much better than I do! Anyway, glad you found this site!
     
  5. Brynn

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    Hi there,
    Welcome to CWD. Just wanted to say I was diagnosed at 17 as well, it's a hard age to be diagnosed at (what age isn't) but soon those hard days well become fewer and fewer. Hang in there
     
  6. JeremysDad

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    You can return almost any Christmas gift. Unfortunately, her gift is not returnable :( ...just like the one Jeremy received.

    Welcome to this site. Hopefully it will help you find ways to make Diabetes a much smaller part of your life.
     
  7. Lucky 868

    Lucky 868 Approved members

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    Welcome. My son was diagnosed last April at age 16. I know what a change this is for a teenager to go through. On top of that, as parents we feel the clock ticking on their being able to take care of themselves to move out in a couple years.

    Glad your daughter has a good attitude. That's a huge help! Now that the holidays are over and you're adjusting to life with diabetes, you might want to read "Think Like a Pancreas" by Gary Scheiner (not sure I spelled his name right, my copy of the book isn't here right now). It's excellent for explaining insulin. Another good book we started with was "Type 1 Diabetes for Dummies".

    Cyndy
    Mom to N, 17
     
  8. Kalebsmom

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    Welcome. My son was dxd a few days after his 16th birthday
    ( also in December). My son was very very angry in the beginning. He is now over 19 on a pump and is doing so much better.

    I wish your daughter the best...
     

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