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   Posted 6/25/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, Amanda got to come home late Friday.  We have been pretty busy since.  She got to play in her last baseball game of the season yesterday.  The game was televised too.  She will make it to her end of the year party on Wednesday.  They are having pizza and cake. eyes We talked with the endo about the party.  Amanda is allowed one piece of pizza and a very small piece of cake with no icing.  She is OK with that.  She has been doing well since she came home.  She is tolerating the metformin well and her numbers are coming down.  Not looking forward to after the party, but she's a kid and the party is important.  The doctor said it would be bad if she ate that way all the time, but for the party it was OK.  I had managed to keep her blood sugars pretty close to normal before she got admitted with diet.  So much so that I think they were doubting me when I told them I thought she had diabetes.  At least until they did the glucose tolerance test. 
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  Shouldn't I be invincible by now?

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   Posted 6/25/2007 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah Hi AMM,
I'm so glad to hear that Amanda's home!! I've been wondering (worrying) about you both :-) . WOW, kids really ARE resilient! It's amazing that she felt up to playing in the finals! Maybe before the party you can give her some healthy snacks so she'll feel a little full and not feel deprived. It's hard enough to have this as an adult... but it's much harder on kiddos. Sounds like she's doing great! ((((Hugs)))) to you both, and welcome home. yeah
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   Posted 6/25/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi AMM, what an ordeal you've all been through.  I'm glad everything seems to be settling down for a bit and you all can get on with life.  Are there any support groups for kids with diabetes?


"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

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   Posted 6/25/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY! I'm so glad Amanda is home and there's a treatment plan for her in place!
Cheers -


age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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   Posted 6/25/2007 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Sooo glad to hear that you're home AND have some answers to your questions. Amanda seems to be an awesome little girl! Hoping for you both, some calmer seas ahead :-)

- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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Dead Man walking
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   Posted 6/25/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Yaaaaaaaay ! ! ! ! I am glad that Amanda is home and doing well. Congrats.

With all the thinkin' and prayin' we all have been doin', I am not at all surprized!

Is it possible to get a child as young as Amanda to give up cake? I don't know bunk about kids, so this is a legit question from me. LOL I am new to understanding diabetes, which is a emphamistic way of saying, I don't understand it. But... I would imagine that cake is the arch enemy of the Diabetic. Carbs with tons of sugar "topped" all over it. YUK!

I wonder what the logic is here. Do Doctors go along with allowing kids to eat sweets since some kids will just eat them anyways?

Is it possible to get kids out of the sugar trap while they are still young? I have no answers, just wishful thinking.

I am glad things are on track...

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   Posted 6/26/2007 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Moderation. You can't expect a kid to never want a sweet, but you can't let them eat half a cake. She has a party tomorrow night and there will be cake. The dietician told her she can have a small piece of cake with no icing. She's ok with that. If you are watching what you eat the rest of the time the one time treat, in moderation, isn't what's going to kill you. Running high blood sugars most of the time will. Usually when they send kids home from this hospital with diabetes they have to call in every day until thier sugars are well controlled. It usually takes about 2 weeks before they get cut down to calling twice a week. Then after a few more weeks they get cut down to once a week. They like them to always check in once a week though. She has been home from the hospital for 4 days and has already been told she can check in just twice a week. She has had no blood sugars in the 200's since she came home. Most of them are between 100-140. We have the ocassional higher one and a few lower ones. I think that's pretty good for the first week. We don't really eat a lot of sweets in our family, so giving them up isn't that hard for her. She's pretty much been eating this way her whole life. It was when she was eating away from home with other people that she started to show symptoms. We sort of suspect it may have been there awhile but because of the way we eat she wasn't getting high enough to have symptoms. She went to a baseball game and ate two hotdogs and cheese fries. Then she came home and was showing symptoms. That's what made me test her. It was 349 when I checked.
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