Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My son is a Type 1 Diabetic

I had to take my son to the Hospital ER last week after he was so lethargic, he could not get out of bed, and he vomited up the half apple he was given to eat. He has also been drinking a lot of water and going to the washroom a lot too.

He spent one night in Hospital while the staff worked on getting his Blood Glucose back down into the normal (healthy) range. He was discharged the next day with a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.

The family has just spent 2 days undergoing the basics of diabetic education, including how to poke fingers and inject insulin.

So now he begins the rest of his life being poked at least 8 times a day - 4 finger pokes (minimum) per day, and 4 insulin injections per day.

I have started a new blog, called Diabetic Maths, (because I hate maths) and now I am going to have to calculate carbs for each and every bite of food and liquid that goes into my son's mouth.


Susan said...

I'm so sorry, Francesca! I'm glad you caught it in time, and with care, he can live a very long and happy life. It's going to be a challenge to count what he eats, but he will feel much better soon. I don't have type 1, I have type 2, so I don't face yet the insulin, though I prick my finger on average twice a day to check my levels.

It's a real shock, though, for both of you, isn't it? Does it run in your family?

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Anonymous said...

I am positive that scientists will find a cure for diabetes soon so I have to believe your son won't be checking his blood sugar daily.