Today I could have cried

By Lakeland Latest Reply 2014-10-26 19:09:34 -0500
Started 2014-10-24 21:11:00 -0500

I was helping at the church for "harvest festival", we set up to play games & give candy, coloring books & all different kinds of things, I seen this adorable little boy ask his mom if he could eat this candy. she had an Iphone & looked up the candy & told him he'd have to take so much miligrams of insulin to eat that. I asked her if he's type 1 & she said yes, he just found out, he was around 4 years old, my heart broke, but He understood, he knew enough to ask first, I told her, it sounds like she's doing an excellent job for him to ask & not to sneak all this halloween candy. she said she's so sad, but I told her, at least this isn't cancer, we can test & know where we're at & know what to do about it. also he'll have opportunity for the new things, the pump ect. there is hope for a diabetic, even a very young one.

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-10-26 19:09:34 -0500 Report

Hey Lakeland,

That is a really nice story. This child is an inspiration! He knows what he needs to do and he's doing it. He and mom and making a good team.

Thanks for sharing this!


GabbyPA 2014-10-25 05:52:32 -0500 Report

Good job mom. That is great when your kids at such a young age "get it" more than some adults do.

jayabee52 2014-10-25 02:10:51 -0500 Report

Yes Dianne, there is a lot of hope for someone so young to get a cure from the many lines of research going on.

Kudos to the mother for having him trained so well to ask.


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