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.
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