Did you know November is Diabetes Awareness Month?
If not, it’s cool.
I probably wouldn’t have paid it any mind myself, until Diabetes came and disrupted our family like a thief in the night.
I remember the series of events like yesterday.
My boyfriend and I noticed that our daughter was drinking a lot!
Somedays she would drink 16oz bottles of water in less than 15 seconds.
Then she started peeing heavily through the night. She was going through pampers like crazy. Some nights she would wake up drenched. I thought it was because she was drinking so much.
I am sure that played a part but that was not the only reason.
After looking on Google, I realized that it could be a few things, but Diabetes kept coming up.
I knew at that time, that there was a high chance of my daughter having Diabetes.
During this time, my daughter got sick and she would not get better.
We ended up taking her to the hospital.
At the hospital that is when we were told that she had Diabetes.
Her sugar was close to 600.
I was devastated but couldn’t show it.
Honestly, I didn’t know how to respond at that moment.
I didn’t know too much about the disease so I figured that we would just change her diet and everything would be cool.
Then they said that she had to stay.
My baby ended up staying in the hospital for a week. She spent her 2nd birthday there.
During that week, I had to learn about the dis-ease , how to administer insulin, counting carbs, and so much more ,
I had to learn how to take care of a baby that I birthed, I was hurt.
That was a hard pill to swallow.
The day my daughter was admitted into the hospital changed our life forever
My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
That mean she is insulin dependent.
They say this is something that she will have to deal with her whole life.
I don’t speak that over her life.
I plan to continue to do the research and do the best that I can to ensure that my daughter is given the tools that she needs to combat this disease.
If you are a Momp with a child with diabetes or any other special needs, I would love to hear your story.
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