Sunday, December 11, 2011
Delbin has Type 1 Diabetes
Saturday I got word that his glucose levels were back to normal in the 100 range. The doctors had diagnosed my son, Delbin with type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) and he has been getting insulin before every meal. They were taking out the IV as I was on the phone with my husband that day. I was so relieved that Delbin was OK.
I feel as if I should get an honorary nurses degree/license after all that I have been through with health issues in my family. My daughter, Tatiana, had all sorts of diagnoses because of a resected brain tumor and passed because of lobar pneumonia in April of 2010. My husband has a rare condition called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) that he just came down with around May of this year and is now being treated with medications for it...and now my oldest son has Type 1 Diabetes. All these things just came on so suddenly and without warning. I guess it is true that "Life Happens". My family has been through a lot, but I also feel that there is nothing that is dished out that I can't handle. Like I said in my post about my miscarriage I had August of 2009, these things only make me stronger.
At this time Delbin hasn't been released from the hospital. I am hopeful that I can learn as I did with my daughter, Tatiana, to take care of him and make sure that he gets the best care possible. This might actually be a blessing for him, because he could use more responsibility. I am hoping he sees this the same way as I do and in time prospers with the knowledge that this disease will not ever defeat him!
Do you know of anyone with this diagnoses? How are they dealing with it? Please share your experiences, thoughts, recipes for healthy Diabetes friendly foods, etc.! Thank you!