I Have a Child With Diabetes

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    My son was diagnosed with type one

    (auto-immune) diabetes in 2012. It was missed and misdiagnosed three times by our then GP so he nearly died, severely dehydrated in DKA (diabetic keto-acidosis). he is now managing well on an insulin pump.
    ProfessorYaffle ProfessorYaffle
    41-45, F
    Mar 2

    Grr. It's almost her 9 year mark

    since diagnosis. I've never had so many issues with medical like I'm having now. I want to scream. I can't get the hospital to update the prescription. They say they have. I can't get her supplies refilled. I want to run away to another state where we can get a better...
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    I Have A Child With Diabetes

    My son was diagnosed with Type 1 in June of this year after taking him for a checkup because he was drinking lots of water eating heaps of food and not putting on any weight. During his stay in hospital I spent a good deal of time by his bedside and learning with him how to look...
    Indigosea Indigosea
    36-40, F
    Sep 2, 2012

    My Worst Nightmare

    In September 2002, my son began to drink an excessive amount of water.  By excessive, I mean that he would drink a 20oz bottle in about 15 minutes.   My ex-husband is a paramedic, and thought that it might be the beginning stages of diabetes. Turns out he was...
    pilotjess pilotjess
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 5, 2008
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