My name is Karee and I live in Arkansas. My daughter Olivia (age 6) was DX on July 3, 2007. Talk about fireworks for us. We spent the whole week in Children's hospital learning about diabetes, learning how to check BS and give shots. It was nothing but learning, learning and more learning. We even had to take a test before we left. Then we get home and I feel like they just sent me home with a newborn baby. What do I do, How do I do it??? Questions and more questions. No sleep for the first few days cause I was up checking her making sure she was OK. Then comes the heartbreak of her asking for a sweet and me saying well ok if you want a shot. Never mind she would say. I hate this diease as I'm sure everyone who has it or knows of someone who has it does. It's not fair that she just can't up and go down the street without mom saying did you check your BS, or are you high or low? Or No you can't stay the night because her parents don't know how to do your shots or count your carbs. Geez - I just want her to be a "normal" kid but I know God put this on me for a reason. I believe he doesn't do anything just cause. I'm putting it all in his hands.
It's been 3mths and things are better but still it's hard at times. I know alot more than I did and I rely on the internet and message boards like this to help me along. Thanks!!
Olivia is in first grade. She does MDI by novolog and lantus at night.