Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Little e's First Diaversary

I can't believe it has been over a year since little e was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and oh how life has changed in that year. Everything that she has eaten has been weighed and carb counted, every meal logged, over 2000 insulin injections in her poor little body and over 2500 pricks to her fingers.

Yet through everything my poor little pin cushion has carried on as normal as possible. It really is incredible how resilient children are, including the siblings, Big E has taken on a very protective stand especially when they are at school. She does get anxious when she thinks she is with folk that don't know what they are doing but I am a lot more anxious that she is! We celebrated her first Diaversary on Cub camp which she loved and I survived - just!

Last week we found out that our Insulin Pump training starts tomorrow and she will get it the 2nd week in June, all very exciting and hopefully it will help get on top of the roller coaster blood glucose levels.

The symptoms of type one are often shrugged off as something else - I thought little e had a chill in her bladder making her go to the toilet all the time which was making her want to drink, and a growth spurt that had made her skinny. It was my friend who convinced me to take her to the doctors after confirming my suspicion that the symptoms were diabetes.

Now if society can stop diabetes shaming and being clear in the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes the world would be a better place. No one asked for the disease and to assume everyone with type 2 got it from eating too much sugar is wrong, I know of 5 people with type 2, none of who are, or have ever been, overweight never mind obese!

Anyway, mild rant over, now to write a sewing post...


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