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….