It’s Diabetes Awareness Month, and here’s a don’t-miss post from a mom of a newly-diagnosed child in the UK. Learn the signs. Learn why Type 1 Diabetes is different from Type 2. And keep us all in your prayers.
Imagine your child has an incurable disease and to keep themselves alive they need to inject medication at least four times a day. Now imagine their need for the medication changes each time according to how much they eat or run around; according to the weather, if they are coming down with a bug, excitement, amount of sleep. And a little bit too much of that medication could kill them. Your child pricks their finger to bleed a little at least 10 times a day to keep on track: you wake them at 3 am every night as it’s the time they’re most likely to need urgent treatment. You do this everyday because the condition won’t improve or stabilise. This micromanagement is for life, and coma or death could result from you relaxing for a day.
You are imagining the life of a Type 1 Diabetic and their carer.
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