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New to all this a parent needing some advice

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by 1505helen, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great idea for her to sign up. There will a few of us waiting to hear how she's getting on!

    Don't be surprised though if she's made to go to the hospital and stay over night. It will depend on her ketones. Mine were 0.9 at their highest and I was allowed home, but she's been double that
     
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    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think Thundercat is right, it will be a bit of an emotional journey. I was diagnosed when I was 19, behaving exactly how a single male 19 year old student should, so it was quite a shock!

    It will be a shock to you guys, no doubt, but she can absolutely live a normal life. It will be a bit of a journey, but getting her to join this website will do her the world of good, it's really improved my control since being on here. All the best.
     
  3. 1505helen

    1505helen · Active Member

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    Hadn't considered the possibility of going to hospital for an overnight stay. Should I take stuff with us to the surgery just in case? Don't want to freak her out but may go sort stuff while she's sleeping (again).

    As you can tell I like to be in control so this is very difficult for me as I have none over her pancreas! Will go pack a back anyway and hide it in the boot of the car!

    Helen
     
  4. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I took one with me just in case as everyone else I know had to stay in, I did not. Better to have some things ready just in case. Doesn't hurt! Hopefully her ketones and BG will be low enough for her to go home again
     
  5. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How did you get on?
     
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    1505helen · Active Member

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    Spent the night in hospital ketones reached 3.1 so she was on a drip and given insulin injections. BG was 15.1 and ketones were 0.9 by the time I left at 11pm. Going back this morning to see the diabetic team hopefully they will let her out today.

    Will start a new thread as I seem to have caused confusion with posts in two sections!

    Thanks for the support
    Helen x
     
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