I am scared and need some help from my friends!!

HisTxLady
By HisTxLady Latest Reply 2010-10-15 01:13:15 -0500
Started 2010-10-05 21:11:47 -0500

The day I have dreaded for 7 years is here and I am scared to death. My daughter is taking my 7 year old Grand Baby down to be tested for Diabetes. If they say yes it will kill me. She is my heart and I don't want her to have to go threw this. She is so so afraid of needles. I am praying so hard. Nothing else I can do.

God Bless Yall
Lori


51 replies

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-08 01:12:28 -0500 Report

Nobody wants to see their loved ones sick or scared, but unfortunately it is something we all go through sometime in our life.. I am very glad to hear that she is okay.. But if it would ever come to be she did have diabetes you could teach her everything you know about it.. She wouldnt be in the dark.. My dad and I together learned about diabetes.. we were diagnosed on the same day.. It truly brought us closer and I think it helps us that we can relate to eachother and complain together and try out the latest fads of sugar free or low carb foods. I will continue to pray that she can have a life free of diabetes and nothing but health and happiness… Good luck to you and your loved ones..
God Bless,
Melissa

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-08 22:19:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Malissa!! Thank you very kindly for your words and prayers. That must be a great thing (well not to have Diabetes but to have your Dad there by your side with you) to learn and venture out to try new things with your Dad and I am positive it has brought you both closer to each other. I was pre Diabetic when my Mom was alive and she was full blown type 2 then finally on to type 1 due to not listening to the Doctors. And there was a bunch of things I had to learn to tend to her. And we had tons of discussions about Diabetic's and the fact that I would more than likely have it sometime in my life and that she was very sorry for that but I told her that part is up to the Lord. But I did get it and my daughter has Hyperglycemia which really is the opposite of Diabetes…but the Doctors say that her pancreas will burn out from it and she will be Diabetic later on in life. This is one reason I worry so cause I see it creeping around my family and I just want it to go away. Well once again thank you for your kind words I do so appreciate them. And I pray you and your Dad to live a wonderful happy life for years to come.

Thank you,
God Bless :o)
Lori

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-10-12 14:27:15 -0500 Report

Type 2 doesn't turn into type 1, they are different diseases. Although hypoglycemia can lead to type 2 diabetes later in life, it doesn't have to. The main thing she can do to help is eat small and frequent meals that don't put too much stress on her pancreas.

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-13 03:12:36 -0500 Report

@kdroberts Well all I have to say is thank you Jesus for a negative answer to my baby girls Diabetic test!!!!! Amen

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-13 23:30:13 -0500 Report

Sorry I did not mean for that to sound mean. But sometimes its not about the science its about the love and relief.

God Bless :o)
Lori

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-08 22:54:54 -0500 Report

Thank you too… It must be hard knowing that she will one day have diabetes… Is she practicing now eating healthy.. It can only help. Having type 1 that was sooo hard for me.. I was twelve when I was diagnosed and it was the day after Valentines day. I had to go to the hospital for a week and completely change my life around.. when i went home, I had candy from a party in school and a box of chocolates from my little grade school boyfriend.. i used to cheat all of the time when I was little… So maybe if she can ease into it… Diabetes and treatments are sooo much better and different today though.. Like the fliexibility with lantus and humalog. I wish i hadnt cheated and messed up so much in the beginning.. I am paying for it now and I didnt understand that being at that age. Like I said I have turned my life around in the past month to two months and I am giving it my all.. Please keep in touch with me and let me know how you and your family are doing. I like to see the howdy lol… Good luck and God Bless you
Thanks a lot,
Melissa

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-09 01:53:57 -0500 Report

Howdy Melissa, your most welcome my dear. Yes I am trying to get her Mother to start the process slowly, it will hopefully stave off for a bit longer if she does. But She does love her sweets so its not going to be easy. But we will get there. I am glad to hear that you are working at getting things lined out for you just remember it is worth it in the end. And yes I will be happy to keep in touch with you, I even went to your site page and added you as my friend. I am glad you like my Southern Howdy I hope you like ya'll also lol I use them both a lot. Good Luck to you too hun. Please remember if ya need someone to talk at or a shoulder just yell.

Hugzzz,
God Bless o:-)
Lori

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-10-07 09:36:32 -0500 Report

That's good that she doesn't have diabetes at the moment but I'm curious, why was she being tested and what tests did she have?

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-08 16:07:39 -0500 Report

Well she was being tested because it is in the family and Diabetes is hereditary and her mother felt she was doing bathroom runs a but frequently and she had gone to drinking a lot she said and also she has a habit of growing out a lil then growing up and thinning down and her Mother was not comfortable with it so she had her checked. As far as the test I know they drew blood and I am asking my daughter now but I would say more than likely an A1c. Ok she just answered (we were texting back and forth) and said Blood Glucose as far as she knew but I would bet money on it that it was an A1c just because that seems to be the test of choice in todays Doctors and also because they drew a vile of blood not just a drop and they only did 1 draw, Also because one can not rule out Diabetes with 1 monitor reading. It leaves to many variables open. I hope I answered your questions.

God Bless :o)
Lori

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-10-08 20:01:11 -0500 Report

That's a good reason to be tested although genetics in diabetes is very complicated, especially because the different types have a completely different gene set, and a simple blood sugar and A1c test is not going to rule out type 1 forever, and maybe not even on the day it was taken. Since type 1 in children is such a quick onset, it isn't out of the question for them to have a very normal A1c. A type 2 it is a better diagnosis tool but the odds of type 2 would be a lot less in a 7 year old than type 1. There is genetic testing that can be done to see if she is a carrier of any of the genes associated to diabetes, if you have several thousand dollars a spare but really screening like that is largely a waste of time because of the unknowns.

Your daughter did the right thing though, if there are symptoms then it's always wise to get them checked out sooner rather than later but it's virtually impossible to get a jump on type 1 in kids since the onset is so rapid. I would also not worry about it for a few reasons. If it's going to happen there is nothing you can do about it and worrying will only make it worse on everyone. Depending on the type of diabetes, the odds of it passing to children vary considerably and some have a very low chance of getting diabetes in their lifetime. Mainly though, you can drive yourself crazy worrying about it and that will just make it harder for you (and any other diabetic) to keep in control and could possibly make your health worse. Lastly she has a much greater chance of not ever having any form of diabetes than she does of having it, unless both parents have type 2 in which case she has about a 50/50 chance of getting type 2 but by that time, who knows how far treatment and a cure will have come. I do have to add that even though my head says all that, I still look at my son from time to time and hope that he never has to go through this.

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-08 22:31:06 -0500 Report

I want to thank you for your upbeat and friendly post. I will be sure to tell my daughter all the information you have placed in this post so she too can get the same prognoses as I have. Thank You kindly,

God Bless,
Lori

hogrider37
hogrider37 2010-10-07 09:16:59 -0500 Report

Im really glad everything was good. Children dont deserve it. I know how you feel about her xause i have a 4 year old grand daughter that is my ray of sunshine. She took her moms cell phone yesterday and went in her room, shut the door and called me 8 times in 20 minutes, just whispering so no one could hear her. That brings a big smile to my face. Give her lots of big hugs and kisses and hold onto her for her whole life and never let go.

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-08 15:04:38 -0500 Report

Amen Hogrider!!!! when I found out my daughter had already taken her back to school but she came by later and I hugged her so tight lol she said "Mawmaw your squeezing me to death" lol I told her I just loved her that much and she said 'I love you too Mawmaw and I will give you a kiss if you will turn me lose." lol So I did and I told her I was so glad she was not Diabetic. That is so sweet that your Granddaughter did that. She must really love her Grandpaw a lot!!!! She is very lucky. God bless yall both!!!

God Bless,
Lori

rubyc
rubyc 2010-10-06 22:53:31 -0500 Report

keep your faith and know that the Lord will not put anything on you that you can not handle. If she is diabetic there are plenty of programs to help her and your daughter. She can also control with her diet and without meds if it is not to high. Good luck and God Bless you and your family.

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 23:36:55 -0500 Report

Thank you kindly Ruby. I agree whole heartedly. Also I will stand with him and get my strength from him as I have done before. He truly is an Awesome God, And I love him for it. Amen.

Thank You so much, o:-)
Lori
God Bless

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 14:46:10 -0500 Report

OH Thank You my Sweet Jesus!!!!!! Her test was a big negative. I am so relieved I am not sure how to express it other then PARTY at my house!!!!!
Just for my little darling Grand Daughter who is NOT Diabetic!!!!!!!! I have the biggest smile on my face and I can't wait to see her…I am going to scoop her up and squeeze her so tight.

Thanks for all the support yall it was greatly needed and accepted. And thank you Ray you are wonderful I am so lucky to have you as a friend.

BIG Huggsssss yall,
God is Amazing :o)
Lori

bicker68
bicker68 2010-10-09 00:58:54 -0500 Report

I am so happy to hear the GREAT NEWS, I know those results took alot off your shoulders and you can breath alot better. May God Bless You and Your Family, and please take care. Our God is an AWESOME God.
Congrats again,
bicker68

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-09 01:40:03 -0500 Report

Thank you so much Bicker68 and yes it took a huge load off my shoulders. Please Dear Sweet Lord bless my wonderful new found friends here at the Diabetic Connect site and thank you for leading me here!!!! Amen!!!!

Thank you,
God Bless o:-)
Lori

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-10-06 20:18:32 -0500 Report

Thank God!!! That is wonderful news. Lord I know that brings you great comfort in knowing your grandbaby is well. To God be the glory!!!

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 23:28:44 -0500 Report

Amen!!!! Thank you Kaiyle I agree 100%!!!! His smile shined on my family today. I believe it was due to all the awesome friends I have that have prayed to him asking for his help. God IS an Awesome God!!!!!!

Thank You, o:-)
Lori
God Bless

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-10-06 19:09:41 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing the news. I didn't think you should be worrying until you had something to worry about. Now it is important to get the whole family on board with diet and exercise because there are still risk factors for diabetes that should not be taken lightly. This applies to the whole family not because of size, age, gender or anything else but because eating right and living right is what's right!!!

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 23:18:07 -0500 Report

Thank you so much Ray. Your words are always the best to read. I truly enjoy your post. They always seem to hit home and make me feel better. Yes I am working on them but it is going to be a long hard battle. I know they love there fried foods but I am working on them. As far as me worrying that is just the Momma in me. I have tended to many children in my life not to worry, but I will do my best to keep it to a minimum.

Thank You soooo Kindly :o)
Lori
God Bless

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-10-07 21:13:54 -0500 Report

Hey, I am far from the perfect diabetic. I went to the YMCA tonight for a workout with my wife. She swam and I defragged the hard drive on my laptop. You can imagine how tired I am from all those finger exercises. :) At least this time I didn't go strolling off to Arby's. So you see my dear, God isn't finished with me yet!!! :)

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-08 14:52:38 -0500 Report

Amen hon!!!!!! I'm not either!!!! lol I don't think anyone can be the perfect diabetic. They would defiantly be considered a saint lol. I bet you broke a big sweat with your finger exercises. :o) Now why would you want to run off to Arby's for? You did great for staying there and not going to Arby's!!! I am proud of you!! ;o)

God Bless,
Lori

Chrissy6341
Chrissy6341 2010-10-06 15:02:16 -0500 Report

I am so glad it all worked out terrific for her.. No child should have to endure what we do everyday. For those that do I always think about them and hope they are doing well..

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 23:12:09 -0500 Report

Thank you Chrissy!! Yes it saddens me greatly for all the kids that must endure this disease. It is a hole in my heart but God has his reasons I guess. Even tho we do not always understand.

Thank You, :o)
Lori
God Bless

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-10-06 05:54:40 -0500 Report

I totally understand your emotions. It is important to realize that (a) until the test we don't know that diabetes is the problem; (b) there are other treatments sought out (diet/exercise and/or oral medication) before the need for insulin (needles). I know it is hard to be patient with all that's racing through your mind but please be patient. If everyone around the child is freaking out about insulin, the child herself will start to freak out too. Nobody likes taking needles (well, normal people I should say) and nobody wants to be diabetic. It is a disease and it's important, very important, to treat it because you cannot prevent nor cure it. They may start out with a low carb, low fat diet. Even if she's not diabetic, it's important to start a healthier living and eating ritual for the whole family because it's better for all. I want to hear the results and I so hope they are good results but being diabetic and being on insulin is not the end of the world. It's time to take a deep breath, hope for the best but deal with the worst should it happen. At this point in time, education is the most important thing for everything involved. There are so many myths out there. It's time to face the facts. Now, are you breathing normally??? Insulin wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen… untreated diabetes and complications are.

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 06:36:54 -0500 Report

Thank you from the bottom of my Texas size heart Ray. That is just what I needed and you are right but the only thing I could think of is I gave it to her, but I read your post and it all just released thank you so much. Ok yes I am breathing now and crying lol. But it is a good cry, a release cry. I promise I will let you know as soon as I know what they say. I have set here all night looking and surfing around and reading till my head hurts. I wanted ti find something that told me there was a chance she would not need insulin I was so worried about it, but I thought a child with Juvenile Diabetes had to go on insulin. All the stories I hear or read are of how kids use an insulin pump or have shots. I was so scared for her. I tended that child for the first 2 years of her life while her Mother finished her schooling. She really is my heart. Thank you a million times Ray. I think maybe I can sleep a few hours before she gets here.

Thanks a million, :o)
Lori
God Bless

lordwilliams
lordwilliams 2010-10-06 01:48:36 -0500 Report

I, along with the others will keep your grand-daughter and family in my prayers. Please keep us posted!

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 02:42:18 -0500 Report

Thank you kindly Lord Williams. There is no better way than to ask for help with prayer and the more that pray the better. Thank you so much.

God Bless,
Lori

alanbossman
alanbossman 2010-10-05 22:08:13 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear about your granddaughter but better to find now than later.
Alan

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 01:00:07 -0500 Report

Yes I suppose it is just makes me hurt all over at the thought of sticking her or having to give her a shot. She is so afraid of needles. Thank you kindly for your thoughts

God Bless
Lori

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-10-05 21:40:03 -0500 Report

We will keep you all in our thoughts. At least if she does have it, she will be surrounded by people who understand her issues and can really help her.

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-05 21:49:06 -0500 Report

Thank you Gabby. I agree she will have a lot here to help I just hope it is not needed.

Thank you again & God Bless
Lori