Diabetes…What a Word

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I have to be honest I think, no, I know I was ignorant to the disease before yesterday.  I heard people talk about it.  I had seen people even friends take shots or have pumps.  It’s more for overweight people right?  Wow.  It’s just amazing how an 8 letter word can really shake you when it is attached to your 2 year old child.  For any not in the know, was rushed from the doctors office to the ER yesterday after the doctor instantly thought it was diabetes.  When she was admitted her blood sugar level was 536, and normal for her is about 180.  No one has said just how bad off she was, but I have a feeling it was pretty bad and it was a good thing we came in when we did.

This morning the doctor here at AI Dupont confirmed that it is almost positively diabetes.  There are only a handful of things that it could be other than diabetes, and all of them are highly unlikely.  That being said, the last 24 hours, i think I have had information overload.  With all the information the hospital has given not to mention all the info I have looked up online, I think I have the basics covered.

For me, I think the biggest concern is diet and we are supposed to see a dietitian tomorrow.  From my previously limited knowledge and the fears I have, I think I am wrongly concerned but concerned none the less.  The doctor mentioned that the insulin nowadays is much more refined and diet doesn’t come into play any near as much as it did years ago.  As long as things are in moderation, he seemed to think she should have no problems.

It certainly seems like it will be a lot more work for us as parents that’s for sure.  Counting carbs, calculating carbs to insulin ratios, giving shots.  Trust me it does not sound like fun, especially to someone who doesn’t like needles.  But it’s for my baby.  That’s all that matters.

Anyway, as I sit and stare and my beautiful baby girl fast asleep in her steel crib and I think of everything that is to come, I am thankful that God has blessed me with not only this beautiful girl, but an amazing son and a beautiful wife to share this life with.

I know it has been awhile since I have posted but the only people that ever dropped by here are no on Facebook so that’s where I post most everything now, just in much smaller snip-its.  Anyway, excuse my talking out loud.  Michelle is home with Matthew, hopefully getting a good nights rest as I take hospital shift tonight.  I need to try and get some rest because I have a sneaking suspicion that I may be up most of the night with as much as she has slept today.  Good night all, thank you for listening, all 2 of you out there 🙂

Scott

P.S. – Christmas pictures posted 🙂

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