Hello- I am the mother of a 5 yr old little girl Mykie who was diagnosed at age 3. We are going on a yr and half now. I was luckily enough to be diagnosed in Germany where we sent 30 days in the hospital learning about diabetes everything from diet to exercise and the medical aspect of the diseses but the area lacking was the support. I also have a medical back ground so I understand that part of diabetes. I do not have a family history nr does her father. Mykie was diagnosed after an allergic reaction to medication for H. Pylori prior to being diagnosed she had great glucose levels no highs no lows and she was test quite often just prior do to her stomach issues.
I am also a single parent, i have a 10yr old son (who hates the extra attention his sister gets) and I am in the Army. There was no support group in english in Germany when she was diagnosed, and soon I found myself on a plane back to the US due to insurence and pump issues. When i first got here the medical facility I was assigned to (cause of my daughter diabetes) informed me that they do not see children under the age of 10 for diabetes and that a docter came down once every few months from a different state. finally I found a docter off base that will see her and had a support group, I went to the group a few time looking for help and only found people sitting around talking about anything but diabetes. I so bad want to be at home with her I hate not being there when she has highs or lows, I do not like my job but in 5 yrs I will retire and then will have medical for her until at least she is 21. But why, how do the handle the days to come, heck growth spurts are killing me now, how do I handle puberty? how do you handle the WHY from her and the I dont want diabites and now it is I want to go live with Santa cause he can take it away
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