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Old 04-11-2013, 20:44   #11
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I now know why I was stricken with this disease. I developed D to prepare me to take care of my son. That is what I tell myself at least.
((((David)))) I'm inclined to agree . . . and you'll both be fine.

And I'm adding another adjective to his description: He's also beautiful.




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Old 04-11-2013, 20:50   #12
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SO glad you caught this before it turned into something far worse!!! Maybe your D does have a purpose in life -- I know I find things like that, all the time, as a parent ... now I will go home and test my kids, again!

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((((David)))) I'm inclined to agree . . . and you'll both be fine.

And I'm adding another adjective to his description: He's also beautiful.
Thank you Shanny. He looks like his mother.

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:36   #14
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Okay, I'm not a parent and not even officially diagnosed as D, but I got all teary-eyed.

He'll do great. For one thing, he has loving, concerned parents, and he'll grow up in a household where he won't be treated as something unusual.

Please keep us informed on how he does!

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Old 05-21-2013, 22:01   #15
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Well, it is official. My son is type 1.

His endo says he is in his honeymoon phase and he is estimating about 2 months before he falls off the cliff and will need to begin MDI. He says that since we have cut his carbs down and are keeping his numbers fairly low, we will wait until he gets worse to start the MDI. He is already starting to climb though. He is just over 140 in the mornings now but with his diet, never goes much higher than 180 at anytime of the day.

He has his own meter now and 4-6 strips a day so I can start testing again as I put all my strips towards monitoring him. I stay pretty stable as my diet never really changes so it was never a big deal but atleast I can start fine tuning again. We are also monitoring his ketones but I forgot to ask when would be the best time to check. We have yet to see anything measurable yet.

I must say it is a relief to finally have it official even though I knew it all along. I am just happy we were able to spot it before he ended up in the hospital. Nice thing is that his endo agrees with carb control. He doesn't want us restricting him too much as he is worried about hypo's but agrees that less carbs = less insulin and less hypos. He has also been assigned a nurse who is a type 1 and her son is also a type 1. I feel good about his D health care team at this point. I think all is going to work out well.

Also, his doctor was amazed that he is already counting carbs and testing himself. He said they usually handle the introduction to MDI and what not in an inpatient environment but feels that Roman is already steps ahead of the game and inpatient treatment won't be necessary unless we prefer it.

Little guy is a trooper and handling it all much better than I did. His grandmother had made cookies for them and he told her he could not have any. She told him that one would be ok. He told her "You don't know much about Diabetes, do you?" as he walked away from the cookie. That's my boy.

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Bless him.

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What a relief to know, and to have such a stellar medical team! He is a special boy, and a chip off the old block! Hugs to Roman from GrannyShanny.




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What a cutie. But you know, he's smart because he learned from you, and all you went through at had the upside of giving you one helluvan education (granted the Hard Way!) and prepared for this.

He's lucky to have you for his dad.

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Thanks so much for the update. Glad to hear he had a clear diagnosis. I'm sure it would have been torture if you had to wonder if you were imaginging things. Keep us posted, ok?

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What a cutie. But you know, he's smart because he learned from you, and all you went through at had the upside of giving you one helluvan education (granted the Hard Way!) and prepared for this.

He's lucky to have you for his dad.
Thank you moon.

Thank you to everyone else for the kind words.

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