In January of 2002 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at eleven years old. I remember my family doctor calling at 6 in the morning on a Saturday and telling my parents to get me to the emergency room ASAP! We got to the hospital and they were ready for me and rushed me in while my mother filled out paperwork. As the nurse hooked me up with all these scary beeping monitors she asked how I got there. I told her my mom brought me and was filling out paperwork…okay she said so she carried you? No, why? I questioned. Her eyes got huge and she said, “your blood sugars are 52 mmol/L you should be in a coma!” I was terrified, but even more so when they told us the diagnosis and my mother cried. I remember her asking if I’d ever be able to have children…funny how your mind picks certain things to focus your fear on. I don’t remember the answer but it continued to be a worry for her. Sadly my mother passed away in 2013 and never got to know that 17 years later I have a very happy, healthy 18 month old daughter and am thankful to say I’ve discovered Transcend Glucose Gels to help with the first trimester when we conceived our second child!
My Health Details:
- Type of Diabetes:Type 1
- Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
- Daily number of times checking blood sugar:1-3 times/day
- Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump