I got the news last week when my cousin was rushing her 10mo old son to the emergence room. From his symptoms the Dr knew right away. His blood sugar was 700. He spent 4 days in the hospital and came home last Friday. Luke has a great supportive family, we are all looking to get involved and educate ourselves. Does anyone have any advise they can offer us?
I'm so sorry Luke and your entire family have to deal with this. Thankfully there is a lot of great technology that will help your cousin have a long, healthy life. I was diagnosed older (age 4) but am now middle aged with a son of my own. I have no diabetes complications or problems.
A great book for a general overview is the Pink Panther book published by the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver. This link will allow you to access it online or to buy a copy. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/centers/BarbaraDavis/OnlineBooks/books/Pages/UnderstandingDiabetes.aspx
There are many other diabetes books. This list has a good sampling; the ones marked "Highly Recommended" are especially helpful. http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_06_b00.htm
Take care. -Jenna