How I Became A Type 1 Juvenile Diabetic.

When I was four years old, I developed a virus. The virus lasted almost a year. During That time, My mother took me to several different doctors in suspicion Of T1D ( Type 1 juvenile diabetes) . None of them suspected it. One night, I woke up to go to the bathroom when I was done, I couldn't breath. My mother call 911, When they arrived, They put a brown paper bag over my mouth. And told my mother, " He probably just had a bad dream", and that rapid breathing was not a sing of T1D. They didn't even bother to check my Blood sugar. I had all the symptoms of T1D. My mother decided to take me to Presbyterian ER. They tested my blood sugar. One of the nurse's came running down to my mother and told her, " Your son's blood sugar is 800, We called children's hospital, They are sending an ambulance". As soon as they told my mother that My blood sugar was 800, She knew I was a T1D. I stayed in children's hospital for a week. After that, We went home. I have T1D for eight years now. I am 13. I thank god that i'm still alive. And I thank my mother, For Taking care of me through all that hell.
samralston samralston
13-15, M
Sep 22, 2012