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My son's name is Aiden. I remember the day he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes like it was yesterday. It was May 9, 2006. Aiden was only 5 1/2 weeks old.

He was drinking 60-70 ounces of formula a day. He was always cranky and always hungry. We took Aiden to the doctor because he was not eating and really cranky so we thought he was sick. When we got to the doctor they weighted Aiden and he weighted 10 1/2 pounds which was more than 3 pounds he gained in a little over a week. We asked the doctor if the weight could be caused by diabetes they told us most likely not but they would still test him. So they checked the glucose in his urine and it was off the chart (his blood sugar was 580). They sent us to the hospital. We stayed in for a week and then finally got to go home.

It is very difficult trying to control his blood sugar. He has been in the hospital three other times because of low blood sugars. He was just admitted a week ago and and we found out that now he has a seizure disorder on top of the diabetes. His doctors want to put him on the pump. He is on two shots a day. He gets tested about 7-8 times a day.

On April 14, 2007 our family and friends participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes. I am hoping managing his glucose levels gets easier. I am sure this is not easy on him but of course he can not tell us because he cannot talk yet. If I could help with giving my support to parents with newly diagnosed child at a young age I would love to help. Also if there are any parents out there with children that were diagnosed at a young age willing to give there support I would appreciate it.

Lovesky212004 AT

Published May 6, 2007


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