Hello Jackie and Jami, thank you so much for your stories, it's been a pretty eye opening experience for us.
Eleanor~Rose is doing as good as she can, she still pretty closed mouth about talking about it with people, and she grumped at me when I mentioned a chat board for kids with type 1 diabetes, so I just have to let her be and she'll decide what she wants to do as time goes by.
I know that she's going to have good days, bad days and in between times, and her moods and BG levels will go up and down as she gets older and goes through changes. I noticed that she gets bad cramps now when she get her period as opposed to when she started it last year, but we're still learning.
I feel for you Jackie and friends taking away your food. They should read about it before they try to do something like that. I would never do that to my daughter. When she started taking lunch to school and she had told her close friends, one day she had some ranch dressing with her lunch and her friend asked why did she have that cause it has fat in it.
My daughter said that we measured it and as long as she eats the serving size indicated on the jar, it's fine to have once in a while. LOL! I told her that if she were to have a whole cup of dressing at every meal, then there would be a problem, but 2 TBSPs once in a while will not bother her.
The other night at my dad's, her aunt and uncle bought pizza, and so we just checked out Calorie King and got the carb count, she only wanted 1 slice and she was happy. Thank you, I will keep you in mind because I want to get as much helpful info as I can, but also know that everyone's blood glucose's are different.
Jami, my heart goes out to you for your daughter. I have a friend who has PCOS, so I have heard of it but I have never heard of a young girl having it. She's had it for over 10 years and been on Metformin as a pre diabetic, she found out while she and her husband were trying for their third child, but it never happened although she is very thankful to be blessed with a son and daughter.
I don't know if her having diabetes is caused by her being born premature, my daughter doesn't have asthma per se, it's asthmatic bronchitis, it's that if someone is sick and they are around her, she can get sick and it affects her breathing and she used to have nebulizer treatments, the weird thing was, after the treatments she'd be wiped out and sleepy while I have heard the doctors and nurses tell me that the treatments usually make the kids hyper, so she was already different there.
As I said I do not know if she would have Turner's Syndrome, one of the problems the girls has, is that her reproductive system will not develop, they will not grow breasts, or have a period and are infertile unless they get treatment, but my daughter is growing, in fact she has had *** since she was a baby even when she didn't have any fat or meat on her bones. Her pediatrician would crack up over that. And she does get her monthly period regularly, so I don't know if she could still have Turner's Syndrome despite this.
All I know is that she is 4 feet 5 inches at 13 years old, and wears a size 2 1/2 shoe in the kids size, her foot rarely grows so I do save money on shoes. LOL! But we will not know anything until we go back in April, so I will keep you informed, and if I need to know anything else, I will mot hesitate to ask. As I said I think that she would do well with a pump, but I know that she has to decide what she feels is best for her and I understand her feelings of being embarrassed if they were to see the pump on her and worrying if they'd make fun of her, but I also know that her school has a zero tolerance for bullies and she's good friends with the security lady who has known the principal for years and will catch those kids in the act so they will deal with the consequences, she told me once when she caught a boy bullying another boy, he ended up getting suspended by the principal, so I know that she'd be okay, but I'll let her do what she wants, as long as she is checking her BG and giving herself her insulin, she knows that if she doesn't do it, the BG monitor and her A1C test will tell on her. LOL! I'm just so thankful that she is a good kid and is doing it and even eating healthier foods, plus she doesn't sneak(for now)so I just tell her how awesome she is and what a great job she's doing and just how proud I am of her and how she's much stronger in her will power than I am, and she just smiles and hugs me.
Thank you all so much for all your, advice, stories and help, I truly appreciate it. Have a great evening and wonderful week.