Hello everyone, my name is Patty. My 15 year old son Dylan has Juvenile Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Dylan was diagnosed when he was 10 with diabetes and celiac pretty much at the same time. Of course as everyone else did, our family went into a bit of a tail spin. Since then Dylan has adjusted to life and is now on a Cozmo Insulin Pump. He's been on the pump for the past two years. My oldest daughter has celiac as well and also this past winter was diagnosed with hypothyroid. Talk about the auto immune issues. Anyway like I said we're all dealing and life goes on.
Today we had a bit of a crisis because Dylan's pump shut down. GREAT!! He's been on it for two years and going back to injections is a bit of a shock. Today is a holiday in Canada and so trying to find an Endo etc to help was a BIT of a challange but we managed. I gave him some Lantus insulin to tide him over until the new pump arrives in 2 days. The weird thing is he has an appointment tomorrow with his diabetes team. I guess the timing was right.
Dylan is a teen and his diabetes monitoring is not the greatest so I'm trying to keep things under control. For now I think maybe a pump vacation may be the best thing for him. We'll see how this whole lantus thing works out. I'll keep you all posted.