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Wanted - My Kid to Feel her Lows.

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Trev, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Trev

    Trev Approved members

    Jan 30, 2011
    I just soap boxed about our latest near death experience our daughter has due to her body's inability to feel her lows at http://www.three2treat.com/2011/03/wanted-diabetic-child-to-feel-low.html
    I am preying she feels them soon, she had a 1.2 and showed and felt nothing, and yes I rechecked. Scaring me. Anyone else? I have asked this before. But those in Canada any word on getting the Dexcom?
  2. wilf

    wilf Approved members

    Aug 27, 2007
    Is it that she's not feeling her lows just now, or that she's never felt them?
  3. Lee

    Lee Approved members

    Oct 5, 2006
    I would stop praying that she feels her lows and start praying for a CGMS. My daughter rarely feels her lows...her body just doesn't work that way...5 years and maybe 50 lows caught - and that is being generous.
  4. Snowbound

    Snowbound Approved members

    Jan 14, 2009
    Our son usually only feels it when he's dropping rapidly, if it's slow he doesn't notice it.
  5. JackyH

    JackyH Approved members

    Jan 7, 2010
    I can relate to your blog - we had a 1.4 a few weeks back that scared the bejaysus out of me - so much so I upgraded to the Veo the next day (out of pocket:(). So far so good - the predictive alerts have caught all but one low. Life would be so much easier if they could feel them. I can only tell by looking at his face - he gets really black eyes and goes very pale - which is no good when I'm not around.

    Hang in there.
  6. StacyMM

    StacyMM Approved members

    Oct 22, 2010
    Same here. And it's taken us 4 1/2 years to get to that point!
  7. Tuff

    Tuff Approved members

    May 17, 2010
    I called dexcom and they have no news on when it will be in Canada. i am anxiously waiting for it too.
  8. dejahthoris

    dejahthoris Approved members

    Jan 28, 2011
    I will join you in prayer, that she will either feel her lows or you can get a CGM or both:) That is one thing I am very thankful for- that my son feels lows.
  9. KatieJane'smom

    KatieJane'smom Approved members

    Jun 15, 2008
    My daughter has never been able to feel her low or her highs. Well, I take that back - she got very excited about 2 months ago because she kinda, sorta thinks she felt a low. I know how very frustrating it is when they can't feel the changes in their bg. Our endo suggested that it might have something to do with the adrenal glands but we really aren't sure.

    That's why we researched into several options and ended up getting a diabetic alert dog. The journey to get one was traumatic (for those of you who know about HSP) but the result now is a great service dog team with a very loyal dog who lets his girl know before she's low or while she's dropping so that she can treat and take care of it to avoid those very low lows. It's not for everyone but it works great for us!

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