I will be the Mad Hatter
For those that have not read my blog before or were not around when I began my blog earlier this year here is a recap:
I have 3 children. 2 of my three children (my oldest and my youngest) have both been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. My youngest was dxd when he was 2 back in 2007. My oldest was dxd 2 years later at age 9. Since my oldest child's diagnosis I have also monitored my middle child's blood glucose levels periodically - holding my breath each time and releasing said breath with a sigh of relief each time his numbers came back "normal".
In October of 2011 my middle child (middles) agreed to get a blood draw at our local JDRF walk via Trialnet (research group that tests for antibodies that are present in those with Type 1 diabetes).
In February I received word that Middles was positive for all of the antibodies commonly found in individuals with Type 1 diabetes. Not great news but not a guarantee that Middles would develop diabetes. (BTW - my husband and I are both negative - my oldest (Sweetstuff) was positive for the antibodies two years prior to diagnosis)
Since February I have held my breath - checked Middles blood sugars slightly more often than previously and prayed. His numbers were not always "normal" but when they weren't normal they were lower than normal (between 60 and 75 - post-prandial - which is low). Normal Blood sugars
In the last month or so Middles has been demonstrating random symptoms that I am way too familiar with:
- increased thirst
- sore legs
- stomach aches
- chest hurts
- increased urination