My name is Deb and I am a mom to a very active almost 8 year old whose type 1 DX is 10-17-10. We are still in the learning process, and am happy to have a friend whose son is a little older and also type 1- she has been a great resource!
There is a whole world out there that I didn't know existed- now we are living in it! She is a real trooper throughout this whole thing. She does her own finger sticks and can do her own injections as long as we draw it for her. She educates herself, so she can answer questions that her friends and family ask her. The hardest part now is she wants to spend the night at friends houses- but doesn't get that most parents are squeamish about shots, and giving them to someone so small... not happening.
We (at least me, not sure about my husband) carry guilt into this journey- we thought she was having a hard time with the pregnancy that is now almost over. No longer the baby of family type thing. I still think that if I had been more open minded I should have seen the signs- but she wasn't textbook hyperglycemic. Even in the ER the nurse had her down for a MHE (Mental Health Evaluation).
I am glad that there are resources out there so we can educate ourselves, others and make connection with others who can relate. Looking forward to meeting some new friends.