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Hello to any parent out there with a diabetic child . My son was diagnosed 2 years ago close call but caught just in time.
In a space of a couple of hours everyones life changed . We were very fortunate in having the best team of doctors and nurses
to help overcome the shock and give us the tools to deal with the everyday life routines that were to follow.
My son was brilliant and managed to come to terms with his condition very quickly.
We weigh everything we count carbs we are still shaky on exercise as it seems to suit itself but we cope.
HOWEVER when it goes wrong and he tests and he is through the roof the feeling of guilt and responsibility can be overwhelming, worse when he goes low and you don't recognise the symptoms or your doing something else with your other child.
Holding your breath as you go for your 3 month check needing that score to be good so you can breath easy again.
To have to say no to those treats, to make sure he is not turning into a bruised pin cushion , calculating correction shots, going to bed confident that he will not dip during the night just to wake and find a high unexplained reading instead.
This is a condition that is constantly on your mind it never leaves you and the ever present hope that one day maybe the treatment will become easier .
He does not want the pump as we have discussed at length maybe as he gets older.
So in the end all I wanted to say is keep going parents and sufferers talk and take the victories and note the failings but don't let them rule this disease is a living breathing animal and every day is different. Involve your clinic ask questions fight on your all incredible. x
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