Does anyone here have a child with type 1 and Rheumatoid Arthritis? I have a 6 year old daughter with both. Boy is it challenging!!!
I’m sorry to hear your daughter has both. I have other autoimmune conditions besides Type 1, as well as other chronic health issues, many of which I’ve had since I was a child. Managing multiple chronic health issues is never easy! I have a lot of admiration and respect for any parent of a child who juggles these challenges.
@Nreid77, I am so sorry your daughter has both. T1D is bad enough, to add RA on top must be so hard for her.
Thank you!! It is hard. Mainly because it’s another medicine she needs.to take to manage her diseases. And it makes her really really naseous and sometimes vomit. I wonder how it might affect her Blood sugar too?
So sorry to hear your daughter has both of the these autoimmune diseases. It is heartbreaking esp as she is so young.
I don’t have any advice other than just that whenever I am sick, my BGs skyrocket even without food intake. If she is vomiting, too, you’ll also have to monitor her BGs for lows. She may not be able to eat something to prevent a low so it is a good idea to have an glucagon emergency kit available.
I myself have Type 1 and RA. I’m 63 and was diagnosed with T1 at age 22, and with RA at age 42. Yes, it is a challenge, but I didn’t let it limit me. There are lots of RA meds and if your daughter is having bad side effects from one then you should talk to your rheumatologist about trying a different one. Good luck!