One piece of advice I offer (if it hasn't been offered yet) is if you have to do BG testing (you should be for corrections and after /before meals)is the finger tips get sore very fast. Use the heel of the hand. More flesh there and not as painful. I have been type 1 for over 30 years and this is what I use. The finger sticks get old real fast, this will help. I test anywhere from 4 to 6 times a day.
Other than that, help her get a good routine going. That will help as well. Find smaller needles (if she has to do injections) I use a 4mm, 32 gauge needle on my penfills. Move the injection site around. She will build up scar tissue eventually, and the insulin wont work well.
Im truly sorry to hear that she has it. Diabetes sucks and I dont wish it on my worst enemy. It controllable, but yes, it changes your whole life, and you never get a break from it. I was the same way about food when I got it (I was 14). I loved eating and had to cut way back. If you have any questions feel free to PM me. I will be glad to talk to you about it (not a professional or anything but I have had it a while).
Edit for reading a bit more....If you think transplant might be an option, it takes a while. Yes, there can be problems with the transplant, but check out the success rate of the hospital your thinking about using (Im currently going through Porters in Denver, but looking at going to University). I have been on the kidney/Pancreas list since 2010. I had to go on hold for a while because I lost my insurance, and started the process when I got re-insured. I never lost my place on the list and right now Im on top of the A+ list ( I have to quit chewing before they will do the surgery and find a secondary insurance). Its not a cure though. Organs will only last for so long (the bodys immune system attacks the organs, which is why they use the immune suppressing drugs)10-15 years is the norm.
Last edited by BLOODBANE; 11-18-2016 at 05:12 PM.