My 12 year old brother has been in the TrialNet study that assesses family risk for T1D. He's been doing glucose tolerance tests for the past 9 months, and the result of his last one in March came back with his BGs going into the 300's.
It's surreal. I can't figure out my emotional reaction to it yet.
My pediatric endo doesn't want to start giving him insulin yet until he starts being symptomatic (peeing, thirsty) b/c he's not showing any signs yet as far as we see.
Brother has no idea yet. That's what breaks my heart. My mom, dad, and I know, and he's totally in the dark about the bomb that's about to be dropped on him in the next few weeks.
I want to talk to him to ease the transition, but I'm at a loss about how w/o outright telling he's gonna be diagnosed very soon. Any suggestions would be helpful!
I can't speak to friends/fam about it till we tell him. But I need to get it off my heart b/c when I'm alone and think about it tears me up.
I'd be grateful for any prayers/happy thoughts for our family as we add another member to the T1D team.