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My son has diabetes, I was so scared today

I was shaking so much today.   I lost my concentration.  My son was so weak, he had dark circles under his eyes. He's only 7. Why?? Why? I ask.  That had to take him to a hospital in the city so that they could get fluid in him,  he was so dehydrated, he wasn't him.  I'm so scared people, what do I do? I know it's gonna be ok, but what do i do?
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973741 tn?1342342773
Wow, just reading this.  How is your son, poor kid  So, was his diabetes not controlled at that moment?  I had one son become severely dehydrated and he passed out completely.  People with diabetes have an increased risk for dehydration and it's important to monitor that intake.  I know it is hard!  But we worked with a marked water bottle. My son had to drink to the lines on the bottle matched with a digital watch.  Maybe that would work for your little guy.
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Yea thanks, that sounds like a good idea.   Yea he was really dehydrated had black circles under eyes.  They diagnosed him this pasr Wednesday.  He's doing great now,  just hates being a pincushion that's all,  and I hate it.  He's 7, how old is your child,  or how old was he when he was diagnosed?
231441 tn?1333892766
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Hi, the biggest part is getting diagnosed.  The next big challenge is learning to manage this well.  Please ask any questions to your diabetes management team.... and you are also welcome to discuss here.

The best advise I know is to monitor closely.  Ask his team if he can be qualified for a continuous glucose monitor (CGM).  This will be super helpful.  Look into  low carb to assist management.  This is suitable, even for children.  On utube check out "Bernstein Diabetes University" and "children"... you will find a series of presentation that can help increase your knowledge about diabetes and it's management.

Wishing you and your son very well.
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Thank you so much. Yeah, it's getting easier, I'm looking at the positives and I'm eating way better myself.  Just so i can be an example to him.   My family keeps calling up and asking what he's eating. I mean it's not the best stuff,  but at least hes eating,  and taking his insulin.  It kinda makes me feel bad, like we caused this, or we don't feed em well.  Idk. That's the part that sucks.  But if I'm an example, then hopefully he can feed off of that.
231441 tn?1333892766
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi, the biggest part is getting diagnosed.  The next big challenge is learning to manage this well.  Please ask any questions to your diabetes management team.... and you are also welcome to discuss here.

The best advise I know is to monitor closely.  Ask his team if he can be qualified for a continuous glucose monitor (CGM).  This will be super helpful.  Look into  low carb to assist management.  This is suitable, even for children.  On utube check out "Bernstein Diabetes University" and "children"... you will find a series of presentation that can help increase your knowledge about diabetes and it's management.

Wishing you and your son very well.
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