(I know she is on this group, so please pipe in) I posted this question to the CWD site and got basically no response. I am hoping to have a spirited discussion so maybe this is the place to do it. The last couple of blogs have really got me feeling guilty, angry and helpless. The idea that I am giving my son medication that could be very detrimental to his health is making me uneasy. Obviously he has to have it…that is a given. But the fact that there are no other options makes me feel so helpless. I am not a overbearing mom. I let him eat a normal american diet. I make no restrictions on carb intake, hence he has a TDD of around 40 units (he is 10). At some point I decided I would rather him have real sugar than sugar substitues as I thought it was a better choice. Now with the ingredients of insulin being discussed, maybe having sugar free options when available is the better of two evils, trying to lower the TDD to as low as possible. I am already thinking I will switch from Humalog to Novalog at the next pharmacy visit.
I just want to have a real discussion on how everyone feels about Allie’s blog. What are your concerns? How does it feel to know that these are the only insulins your children or yourself have to choose from?
Obviously, if you are reading this and have no idea what I am talking about and are interested, go check out www.alliesvoice.com
Allie, if you are reading this, keep up the good work.