I'm new to this site and I am the mother of my type 1 diabetic 7 year old who was diagnosed 2 days before Christmas. So far there have been no complication with this disease, but I am finding it really hard to control her glucose numbers. This has turned our lives for a loop but we try everyday to see past the scary stuff. I still stop and wonder why her, but she is a strong willed child and out of my 5 kids she will have handled this the best.
Her doctors say she is still in the honeymoon phase so I am thinking this is why I can't get a handle on the ideal numbers. Mondays lunch was 18mmol/324mg, Tuesday lunch was 16mmol/288mg and a scary thought... todays lunch was 1.5mmol/27mg. So my questions is this, how low does someone have to go or what is the lowest someone has tested before they go into shock or worse, a seizure.
I'm completely terrified of what happened today at school. My daughter called me because she was scared, and so was I. Her teacher forgot to stay with her for the test so she left the classroom and went to her sisters, which was a walk equivalent to half of a city block. I was mortified when I heard this. Since its the beginning of the school year and new parent was supervising the class for lunch and let her go. I can't get it out of my head what could have happened. I'm furious about it and wonder how safe my daughter really is at school.
I hate that she has to go through this for the rest of her life! We don't know anyone else that is type 1, so we don't have anyone to talk to about it. We have family members that are type 2 and it is frustrating because they are older and must have different information that is not updated because they all think well she just can't eat sugar or they say she will be fine if she eats this cake I made it with splenda. Its tiring telling people that its not about the sugar its about the carbs and scheduled eating times.
Some reassurance please!!