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Does anyone know a child whos has childhood diabetes?

Well I just found out my youngset cousins has Type 1 diabetes and really this has been a rough couple of days since this past Thursday when his Dad had took him a regular drs visits and then went off on to the hospital to be treated. Now as of today hes been in there for four days. So whats the next step to recovery. Thaks and God Bless!!!!!!!!!

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Candice2007

Asked by Candice2007 at 12:08 AM on Apr. 6, 2010 in Health

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  • He's just getting his sugars under control right now. After that, he will be sent home with a prescription for insulin and he will recieve daily injections of it, plus his sugar will have to be monitored closely.

    2 people in my family have type 1 diabetes. It can be very scary, but soon he will be his old self again, just with extra baggage lol.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:16 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Friends of ours have a son who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 4. He's now 12 and lives a pretty normal life. When he was younger it was harder on both him and his parents because he didn't/couldn't understand the finger pokes, insulin injections, diet limitations. As he's gotten older it's just become a part of his life, they've all made adjustments in dealing with it to give him as normal a childhood as possible. But of course there are/were limits on what he could do vs a "normal" kid. He wasn't allowed to go on sleepovers until he was old enough to do his own finger pokes and insulin injection (aside from close family who knew what to do). Trick or treating was a challenge, even playdates where snacks might be served. But in many ways he's a normal kid - he plays youth football (tackle), has birthday parties, sleepovers.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:43 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • I use to be a nanny to a diabetic child. He had to be rushed to the hospital at 10 months old. That is when his parent's found out about his condition. I was a nanny to him from the time he was 2 1/2-4. He was a very brave boy. He didn't enjoy getting the shots but he didn't complain about it either. When he turned 4, he got the pump, so that he would not have to have so many shots. The next few weeks, the family will be learning a lot about the condition and treatment. They will learn about how to check the child's blood sugar, signs to recognize, how to give the shots, how to convert foods into carbohydrate points, etc. It may take a while to get everything stabilized, but they will get there. If you have not already, check out the juvenile diabetes website- http://www.jdrf.org/

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 7:11 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

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