September 16th, 2013

Our lives changed forever….

This is the date our daughter Sol-Marie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  She was 11 years old.

She is such a brave girl!  After just two weeks, she wanted to give the insulin shots herself.

  • She pricks her finger to check her blood glucose 5-10 times a day.
  • She needs insulin shots 4-7 times a day to survive (for every time she eat carbohydrates or has high blood sugar for other reasons, such as being sick, stress, excitements, hormones, exercise, the list goes on….).
  • She had gadgets attached to her 24-7 to help her somewhat with the diabetes management.  We all actually consider ourselves lucky for these gadgets, but is she really?

We watch over her… We have not slept a whole night through yet. We are up every 2am doing blood checks…. But sleep is overrated, right?  I think one day in the future I will stay in a hotel and just sleep ALL DAY while she is in school!

She can still do everything she wants to do.

I guess we are lucky after all….

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One response

  1. Thank you for sharing such a personal story. I see that this is the passion that drives your desire to communicate others about diabetes. I look forward to seeing how your assignments will illuminate this topic throughout the semester.
    -Dr. Smith

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