What Is Your Biggest Diabetes Fear?
What would be or what is your biggest fear in dealing with diabetes?
This was the question I posed to the diabetes community to find out what their biggest fears were. I also shared with them my biggest fear and the fears that already occurred.
My Fear: Weve experienced a lot throughout these short almost 7 years since my sons diagnosis . In his first year of being diagnosed he was put on a sliding scale (which I learned I HATE ) and passed out from a low blood sugar , his sister (who was 4 at the time) found him unconscious in his room. This was only 2 months into diagnosis and I had to give glucagon.
After that scare, fast forward two months later (4 months into DX) he was acting strange so I tested, he was 143. My husband thought he was misbehaving but to me it felt like something was just off or not right about him so I made him come downstairs with me so I could monitor him closer. I tested him again 15 mins later and he was 99, I thought geez thats a big drop so we gave him a juice box. Not but 5-7 minutes later he suffered a seizure.
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My husband called 911 and an ambulance was on the way but I tested during this time and he was 43, just like that. After this hospital stay they realized his sliding scale was too high (ya think??) I asked this the first time but they looked at me like I didnt know what I was talking about, you know we were only 2 months in. Since that day, weve had our fair share of crappy days with T1D (Highs, and lows, and a second diagnosis of my daughter), but nothing (thank god) as frighte Continue reading