Trying not to panic…i was dx’d T1 on 1/5/16 in middle age after going into DKA. It’s been a difficult road adjusting to this new twist in my 50s. My 9 y/o grandson has been very involved & “helps” with my monitoring when he visits. He was looking at my Dexcom receiver this morning & was wondering if it would tell his bg. I explained how it was attached to me but we could test him with my meter. His FBG= 148!! Last night, he had some pizza & about five (yup, i know) small juice boxes & some Sprite. But by this morn, he should have been back to normal bg.
I sent him home w a new glucometer & strips i got at a health fair & showed him how to test. Asked him & his mom to check fbg for a few days to see. Of course, i’m being accused of being a little alarmist. Do you think so?
If he is indeed T1D, i know it’s not the end of the world. But i know how this dx has rocked my world & how you parents of T1D kids struggle to raise diabetic kids who can enjoy their childhoods, and i’m praying like CRAZY this is an aberration. His mom was recently dx’d with myasthenia gravis, another autoimmune disorder, so the primal scream in my brain right now is huge.
P.s. sorry i’ve been M.I.A lately. Work project is kicking my butt these days