Saturday, September 14, 2013

Update: Diabetes Day 2

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Long Acting Insulin

Sliding Scale

Carb Count

Insulin Pump



So many things to learn. I feel like an entire college course has been dumped in my lap with a "learn this now".

A nutritionist and endocrinologist will be coming to visit us today. We'll learn more about juvenile diabetes and how to manage it. We'll learn whether he will qualify for an insulin pump. We'll learn how our diets are going to change. I say "our" because myself and my other two children will support him by altering our own eating habits.

I'm scared. He already has so many other health issues. His keytones are staying large even though we've got his sugar down to 225. Health issues are said to cause sugars and keytones to spike. Does this mean each time his immune system goes haywire that we're looking at sugar battles as well?

Keeg cried last night. It was all just to much to take in. He couldn't order enough food to fill him up. With his sugar so high, he had to keep carbs low. Eggs seem to be the bulk of the menu, but he can't eat eggs due to allergies. He can have them baked in foods, but those foods are all high in carbs anyway. Scrambled, boiled....those eggs he can't have.  It was frustrating to say the least.

Add to that the hospital listed eggs as an allergy, excluding him from ordering any food that contains eggs..... he's about to go crazy. I have to order his plates and swap with him so he can eat what he wants. Soooo annoying.

Yet, in the scheme of things, he's alive. We caught it early. His ph level was just high enough to keep him out of PICU. Things could have been a lot worse. Thanking God that they weren't.

We still have a long journey ahead. There is so much to learn. We still have to get through the visits with his other specialist for the return and flare of his immune system issues and his P.A.N.D.A.S.

We're a family. We'll make it though this. 

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