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My story is similar to others. Around Christmas 1994, my son was only 2 1/2, when we noticed that he was behaving very differently. We experienced the terrible thirst and the myriad trips to the bathroom. One night, December 27, 1994 I looked at him and was amazed as to how much weight he had...
by Momoftype1
My dad was 12 years old when he was diagnosed with Diabetes in 1928. Thank God for Insulin. That was the year insulin was made available to people. My dad, Claude, would not have lived long enough to give birth to me without insulin. When dad was a child, he was given a life-expectancy of 40 years...
by ccounty@kc.rr.com
September 28, 2008 was the worst day of our lives. We were the perfect family. I am a working mother and we are fortunate that my husband can be a stay at home father. We have a beautiful only child named Noah (in honor of my love of animals). Great life. Great home. Noah began losing weight...
by Sherry Marlette
Last Christmas my sweet little 4-year-old daughter had the flu. She did not even want to get out of bed to open her Christmas presents! It was so hard to see her feeling so bad, but that was nothing compared to what was to come! After she "recovered" from the flu, she never seemed quite well. She...
by tracey113
I open my eyes before the alarm rings. My body knows this routine, and it awakens seconds ahead of the chime. I marvel that some unseen timekeeper within my body alerts me before my clock has that chance. In the silence, I don't allow it the pleasure of ringing. I slip out of bed, and follow...
by Guest
It was my brother Chad’s second birthday in January 1970. His “present” was a trip to the hospital; as he slipped into an undiagnosed diabetic coma. When he came home from the hospital – my parents had to collect urine for testing by wringing out diapers into a test tube. This added to the ups and...
by Guest
"I'm thirsty." When you're raising a CWD (child/ren with diabetes), hearing those 2 words in the middle of the night will make your stomach sink with anxiety. It's a typical sign of high blood sugar. When your CWD has a high blood sugar in the middle of the night, it means you have to give extra...
by Guest
I do not have diabetes, but my mother does. She is my best friend and I hate to see her having to deal with this disease. She has been put on a strict diet and has lost very much weight. She is doing working really hard to control her blood sugar. I try to help motivate her and support her because...
by Guest
Our story begins on Jan 25, 2009. My son Matthew age 8, had been feeling ill for a few days, vomiting, tired, pale and thirsty. (I myself had just gotten over a bout of the stomach flu), thinking he had more of the same, he just did'nt seem to be getting any better. We called our doc and he...
by Guest
My mother was diagnosed with diabetes nearly 20 years ago at age 66. This disease terrified her as her sister-in-law had already several toes and eventually her leg to diabetes. The Doctor explained that her diabetes could be controlled through diet and oral medication and did not require insulin...
by Guest