Just Diagnosed 2/9/16

My daughter was just diagnosed Tuesday 2/9/16 with Type 1 and my wife and I are very new at this. Today we had to give our 8 year old daughter her first shots, pray for us!

Welcome to our club! I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this, because it’s just so overwhelming. Just take it day by day and let us know how we can support you. Once you’ve given a few injections you’ll see that they are rarely painful, and in time they just become part of the routine. The good news is she is at an age where kids are sponges for information, and she can eventually start participating in self-care, like checking her blood glucose or measuring out her injections. She’s also old enough to communicate how she feels, and she will be able to articulate sensations like low blood sugar. And in a few years she will be able to do the carb calculations herself and perhaps she’ll be using a pump by that time. Just take it slow, because there’s a lot of information to absorb. We’ll be here when you need us!

Welcome…my first piece of advice is just breath. It is a life changing experience but you will get there. My daughter was diagnosed 1/3/14 and if felt as first as if I was loosing my best friend. She wasn’t even sick, had gone to the Dr for a retinue dr. visit. She has had a hard time accepting this, but it has gotten better. She still isn’t where I would like her to be as a teen they deal with a lot. Hang in there and the support from other helps to just have someone to talk to and realize, your not alone in this.

Welcome to this community and welcome to, what must be for you and ALL your family, a scary new world id T1D.

I vividly remember how I felt when first diagnosed and all the new stuff I had to bring into my life - but somehow I got my arms around it and I’ve lived a full, very active life. Your daughter will do well, with your support, and T1 will become second nature to her.

You’ve come into our “club” at a great time -I know you didn’t want to join - because of the tremendous treatment innovations that have arrived in the last couple of years, are currently being very successfully tested and several more that on the horizon. Your daughter will do well and just maybe she could be the first person cured.

Stay in touch; don’t hesitate to ask questions and feel free to vent frustration with us.