Hi everyone, I am new here. My child was diagnosed March 3rd with Type 1 diabetes. He is 2.5 years old. My husband (who also has t1) and I suspected our son, Isaiah, was having symptoms. I took him to the doctor's on Feb 9th. Told him Isaiah was drinking a lot and wetting constantly. The doc did a Blood Sugar test and said that it was fine..Still feeling like something was wrong, we went home. I mean, how could a doctor be wrong about something that seems so simple?! Feb 24th, Isaiah started getting sick. I thought nothing much of it because it seemed to be a stomach virus. That was on a Wednesday. After a few days of being sick and seeing no improvement, I called the doctor. He assured me it was probably just a stomach virus and to keep him hydrated. That was a Saturday..The following Wednesday, after days of hardly eating, and starting to get lethargic, I decided to take Isaiah to the Emergency room. There we found out that he was diabetic. I was in shock..not sure why, because I suspected he was. But to have my child diagnosed with a DISEASE was new to me..His blood sugar was around 500 and he was in DKA. He spent all evening in the emergency room, then was moved to PICU where he was at for another day. After that he was moved to the Infectious Disease floor where he stayed for 2 days. That of course is where we learned about everything from giving shots to counting carbs. It has been a very long month. Isaiah is adjusting well. He doesn't cry when he has to take his medicine and is willing to have his poor fingers poked several times a day.
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