Diabetes, Asthma, and Life Threatening Allergies??

Posted on: Tue, 09/09/2003 - 4:27pm
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Posted on: Tue, 09/09/2003 - 10:55pm
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good morning! this is totally not related to diabetes or asthma but it does add to the whole school thing of yours idi not have time to find it as the baby is getting up the door bell has gone off 3 x in 10 mins ect,anyway i wanted to know how the whole home schooling worked where you are???there was something i read in your post about someone coming out to your house to teach?trust issue and your house being a safe haven for your cubs(totally agree)ect. i was just thinking about it and wanted to know how it works there? and following up untill i get chance to catch up with posts! have a great day!!

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 12:08am
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MB,
I didn't get a chance yet to read it all but skimmed a little bit.
Question: Why does a diabetic need to bring their supplies to a 2 hour concert? I understand asthma and life threatening allergies but not clear on diabetics.
Can't they inject insulin prior to the concert?
I can understand the problem with insulin needles being discarded and anyone being able to pick them up to re-use .

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 12:51am
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Quote:Originally posted by e-mom:
[b]MB,
Question: Why does a diabetic need to bring their supplies to a 2 hour concert? I understand asthma and life threatening allergies but not clear on diabetics.
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Question: Could persons who do not fully understand Life-Threatening-Food Allergies and the Management of such ask similiar questions of us?

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 12:53am
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Quote:Originally posted by e-mom:
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I can understand the problem with insulin needles being discarded and anyone being able to pick them up to re-use .
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Is this question supposing that diabetics just discard their syringes and needles on the ground? It is my understanding that part of diabetic teaching is the proper and safe disposal of such items.

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 12:54am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]It is my understanding that part of diabetic teaching is the proper and safe disposal of such items.
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as well as being [i]prepared[/i] to dispose of such items in a safe manner.

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 1:00am
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Quote:Originally posted by e-mom:
[b]
Question: Why does a diabetic need to bring their supplies to a 2 hour concert? I understand asthma and life threatening allergies but not clear on diabetics.
Can't they inject insulin prior to the concert?
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comming back to this one (honest, not pickin on ya, e-mom, but the question were worded in a manner I can't resist. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img])
Do you imagine there may be some variance in activity at a concert? Possibly some occasion to injest food? Reason to monitor blood sugar? Address such results accordingly? Shouldn't a diabetic be allowed to address an endocrine and metabolic function that in some instances, may become incompatable with life? Does a 2 hour concert really take 2 hours?
Just some thoughts.

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 2:38am
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I think e-mom is just asking an honest question and just wants a straightforward answer. Maybe she doesn't know anyone with diabetes.
Anyway, the answer is that diabetics need to have their medication with them at all times. Their levels can change unpredictably and they need to be able to test themselves and administer medication as needed.
A two hour concert usually lasts all evening, including transportation, etc. A diabetic would never leave meds in the car. My friend's daughter is diabetic and they carry around a bag of meds everywhere, just like we do.
And they USE their meds a LOT more than we do. Needles are just a fact of life for them and they have a little container to hold them for disposal.

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 2:46am
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Quote:Originally posted by Sandra Y:
[b]I think e-mom is just asking an honest question and just wants a straightforward answer. Maybe she doesn't know anyone with diabetes.
Anyway, the answer is that diabetics need to have their medication with them at all times. Their levels can change unpredictably and they need to be able to test themselves and administer medication as needed.
A two hour concert usually lasts all evening, including transportation, etc. A diabetic would never leave meds in the car. My friend's daughter is diabetic and they carry around a bag of meds everywhere, just like we do.
And they USE their meds a LOT more than we do. Needles are just a fact of life for them and they have a little container to hold them for disposal.
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thank you SandraY. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Hope you don't mind my "style/lack of it".

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2003 - 3:07am
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MB, not at all! Your style is your style! I thought you were reading the question as a provocative one, as if e-mom were asking the question as a way of expessing a viewpoint...
I just thought her post sounded more like a request for information.
All smiles here.

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Quote:Originally posted by Sandra Y:
[b]MB, not at all! Your style is your style! I thought you were reading the question as a provocative one, as if e-mom were asking the question as a way of expessing a viewpoint...
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[i]I'm all about provacative questions. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img][/i]

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