Colin was sick for a while before his diagnosis at 5 years old and I thought I was being paranoid taking him to the pediatrician all the time and nothing was getting better. He lost so much weight and I just brushed it off as him losing baby fat and being really active over the summer. Same goes for his appetite and his extreme thirst, I just figured it was because it was so hot and we were out at the park and pool all the time.
I remember him having episodes where it seemed like my little angel was possessed by a demon, crazy mood swings and his breath smelled horrible. I will NEVER forget that smell, I always give him a little sniff if his sugars are really high cause that's my early warning system lol. His breath smelled like a sweet metallic smell, that's a bad smell it means we need to be at the hospital.
I was 2 words into this paragraph and Diabetes came a knocking...
Anything below 4 is a low and I hate to even see the 4's to tell you the truth because he feels shaky and sick when he is in the 4's. But the upside is seeing this face 20 minutes later as he eats his peanut butter toast and relaxes so his sugar up for bedtime.
There he is pointing to this rubber worm hanging from the ceiling lol He looks like he's feeling better but he is just starting to come around, he's a champ.
Bwahahahaha!! So now that I'm completely off track here, you can see how diabetes does that to your life...ALL THE TIME. But we roll with it :)
Bottom line here folks here are the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes, please read them and share with other Moms, Dad's, Grand parents and Aunties and Uncles.
Knowing the warning signs for type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) could save a life.
|Warning signs of type 1 diabetes (these may occur suddenly):|
Colin exhibited ALL of these symptoms except bed wetting and we just made it to the emergency room in time that they were able to save his life. If someone hadn't said "diabetes" to me that night as he went to bed I don't know if would have made it to the hospital on time. I am so glad that I had heard that and looked up diabetes and realized that he was experiencing 6 of the symptoms and we got him to the ER.
I don't want to hear about another child going undiagnosed and dieing, it breaks my heart and I think everyone should know what to look for. Please share this information with all of your loved ones.
You could save a life.
If you still feel like reading here is the beginning of Colin's story. I can't bring myself to write the second part yet.