2 year old recently diagnosed

By Rylensmommy Latest Reply 2014-11-08 15:47:35 -0600
Started 2011-09-13 10:33:00 -0500

Hello everyone.
Today is my first post.
My name is Brie. My daughter is Rylen. She turned 2 on July 4th and was diagnosed with type 1 on July 14th, with treatment starting on the 15th at children's hospital. What a day that was. Beyond overwhelming.
When her blood sugar was checked she was over 800 and still walking around smiling. No one could believe it. I really knew nothing about diabetes before all of this, but now feel as thou I cannot believe how educated I am!
I still have SO much to learn and find myself coming across new questions daily.
Diabetes is challenging on it's own, but with a 2 year old who has hit the terrible 2s hard, it's a bit more challenging at times. She is very smart and so brave. She never complained about the injections, she always reminds me it helps her feel better and that she is brave. It's so cute. She really knows nothing different, which will probably help her adjustment into this new lifestyle. I try to be honest about it all and keep her included in the food choices (we) I make, because I know how important it will be for her to have a good handle on it all.
My heart breaks for her daily, (and for all of you who struggle with this disease) because all I want to do is keep my children safe, and I cannot take this away from her. I know that all I can do is to do my best at keeping her numbers under control and I do everything in my power to do so and will til the day I die.
I also have a 6 month old son and I live and care for my grandma who suffers from sever dementia. My husband works across the country and if it wasn't for the help of my mom, well, I'm not sure how I'd get thru it all… Other than the drive of love for my kids of coarse. :)
I do have many blessing, but at times I feel VERY overwhelmed. I just want to do my best, for my kids.
I look forward to being part of a community that can offer advice and comfort into the future.
I will probably be posting soon enough here, but I thought it to be important that I introduce myself, and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you along with your stories… So please share away!
Thanks for reading,
My best to you all.
Have a great day.
Aka rylensmommy

5 replies

2011-09-13 16:26:09 -0500 Report

Hello Brie. And welcome to this site. I'm so very sorry to hear that your young and outgoing and brave little girl, has been diagnosed with this disease. And I hope that in her lifetime there will be a cure for juvenile diabetes. My diagnosis came to me much later in life. But to hear of a child, so young, so full of life, get diagnosed with this awful disease, is heart wrenching to say the very least. But again, welcome to the site. Where everyone here, will be happy to offer you any and all types of advice, good thoughts as well as as good wishes. &)

jayabee52 2011-09-13 15:26:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Brie! WELCOME to DC! So sorry to learn about Rylen. My prayers go out for her and for you! Sounds like you have your hands full.

Praying God's richest blessings upon you and yours


Gemm 2011-09-13 11:15:21 -0500 Report

HUGS to you. My older daughter has a nephew on her husband's side that was diagnosed at about the same age your daughter is. Unfortunately he was very ill when he was diagnosed and also at the same time or close to it was diagnosed with Ciliac's disease (sp?) so it was a huge adjustment for them. He is now about 10 and does most of his own monitoring for both. He was only about 5 when I 1st saw him doing his own testing for his BG levels, and I was totally awed at how he just seemed to accept his lifestyle as being normal.

Good luck and I'm so happy to see that you have your mother there to help you with all of this. It is easy for us as parents to become overwhelmed under just normal circumstances and even more so when one of our children are ill or hurt. My older daughter has had asthma all of her life - well since she was about 5 - so I know how it is to have to take extra care with a child with health problems.

HUGS again :)