My daughter, Mac, 9, was diagnosed Sept 28. Before that, her health was great...she went through 2nd and 3rd grade without missing any school. This year it seems she is bowled over by everything. Since winter has hit, she has had pneumonia and strep throat. Her blood sugar numbers are pretty good, and her first A1c was 6.4 which I think is pretty good...so why do I still feel like I am failing her? Most days we do ok--she is much more adapted than I am...but when I let myself think about how this is now her LIFE and that her life may mean jumping from illness to illness....it takes my breath away. How long until I stop feeling so helpless??
Thanks for the insight. There is no one in my family with this and it is all very new to me....I've read that most people feel overwhelmed at first ,but how long does that feeling last? And does it get easier as the kids get older, or harder with puberty?? So many questions.
I appreciate the site, and the help!