My sweet 5 1/2 year old son Carter was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on Monday, February 7, 2011. This weekend I noticed he was getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom 2-3x. I found this odd and for some reason, knew something was wrong. I took his blood sugar on Sunday morning and it was 482!!
No child should have to face a life of diabetes. My husband was diagnosed at age 10 and is now 37. He has been told since then that a cure was coming "soon" - yet here we are 27 years later... and now my innocent and once carefree child is faced with days, months, and years of a carb counting, finger poking, and shot giving lifestyle. He is scared, sad, mad... as am I.
My prayer is that this disease is CURED not years from now - but in days or months. Many dollars have been given for research - these kids need the hope of a complication free future. They have enough on their plate just trying to be kids.
I am still waiting for the honeymoon phase... Carter has only had diabetes for about 2 weeks the doctor says. I will always wonder if I had caught it sooner would things be different??