My daughter, Hailey, was diagnosed in July with Type 1 Diabetes. 4 days after her 7th birthday. For about a week, her symptoms were SO vague and unreliable as to what was going on with her. When I did get her in to see her pediatrician - her blood sugar was 981, 1000mg/dl glucose in her urine and OF COURSE Ketones. Needless to say, she was in DKA. What a whirlwind from the next couple of hours/days following. She was carried by life flight to Pitt Memorial Hospital here in North Carolina - spent 2 days in the PICU and 4 days on the Peds floor.
As a Paramedic in North Carolina, I "thought" I knew alot about diabetes. With the exception of increased thirst/urination, she never had the symptoms that I had learned so much about in my studies to become a medic. I just assumed she was hot from playing as much as she was - therefore, drink alot. Man, was I off track.
We have spent the last month on this roller coaster of regulating insulin/blood sugars and her newly diagnosed HypoThyroidism. Surprisingly, she has been amazining with her new diagnosis. She checks her sugars and gives her own insulin injections. It has only been the last couple of days that she is down in the dumps with this "diabetes thing" as she calls it. We are researching so many options for pump therapy, but of course ALL companies say that their pump is the best option for children. Any suggestions??? So confused at this point.