Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stinky Teddy Bears - Type One Bedwetting

One of the offspring
When I was a wee one I wee'd one too many times in the bed. I remember waking up wet and cold, getting up, trying to hide the blankets or simply grabbing a towel to cover the spot and go back to sleep. I felt terrible, ashamed, and I knew my mom got sick of the constant flow of laundry I was providing. It eventually stopped, I think around 10. I never gave it much thought until we created a wack of offspring. One of which wets the bed almost nightly.  Our teddy owner also has Type 1 diabetes, and I am certain there is a link. I wish I had of considered this back in the day instead I thought it was me. It would have nicer to blame it on D.

I checked the net quickly for info, and found this Link on bed wetting 

How many of you folks have issues in your house with stinky stuffies and diabetes?

We try to not push the fluids too much after 6 pm, unless she is high. We don't wake em up and carry her to the BR as this apparently trains the bladder, yes I know odd that our pee organ can be trained like a dog.  Yes I have resorted to using pullups, but am open to any good ideas, other then electric shock therapy.




Erin said...

I was never a bedwetter, but I didn't get diagnosed until I was 11, so that probably had something to do with it. I could totally see a potential correlation with diabetes, though, seeing as sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night having to pee so bad as an adult! Poor little thing! I don't really have any strategies to help you, but I do know that GoodNites makes potty training bed mats. They are disposable, with a sticky backing, so you can put one down right on top of the sheets and if they wet the bed, you just pull it off instead of having to change the whole sheet. So that way you just have to wash undies and nightgowns? Just something I saw in the store that I thought was cool. Any way, good luck! Sending positive dry-sheet thoughts your family's way!

Daisy said...

Thanks for writing this post! I too, as a young diabetic, used to wet the bed and always thought it was my problem and not much to do with diabetes. Unfortunately I don't have any tips for you as I too just grew out of it around the age of 10 (probably around the time my diabetes was in better control as I wasn't growing AS quickly) but I wish you all the best of luck. Brilliant post!

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Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

So glad I stumbled on this post, its been too long, My daughter, type 1, pees the bed almost nightly and I try to carry her to the potty, I know it;s not training her but the laundry load is crazyyyy. I think it just has to be rode out, hopefully sooner than later :)