Hello, my 8 year old daughter was just diagnosed Feb 26th. It’s been a whirlwind of a week and half and things are so different. I truly feel like I am caring for a newborn again. I don’t sleep, the worry, guilt, and questions are all consuming. My daughter is very positive about the diagnosis, and seems to be acclimating decently to her new lifestyle. I have many many questions, but for now I will ask 4.
How long before you/your child was able to get on a pump or CGM? Is there a standard?
It seems as though most of the people I know who’s child was diagnosed with T1D works in healthcare. Just curious, are you or your parent/caregiver a healthcare worker of some sort?
What is your solution for sharps when out and about? Assuming there isn’t access to a sharps box near by.
Free/high protein snacks- Any advice on non-refrigerated foods that are “free” snacks? I want to send a few “free” snacks for my daughter at school in case she gets hungry and it’s not time for a carb snack. Any suggestions welcome!
I am already very grateful for a group like this!