new diabetes diagnosis

  1. I have a 7th grader here who went for a strep test last Friday, and ended up in the hospital all weekend with a type 1 DM diagnosis! He happened to mention at the appointment that he was always thirsty and peeing. Dr. tested his urine- crazy high ketones. He loves math, so for now, he thinks keeping track of carbs/ coverage is "cool." I know it won't last, but it's refreshing. Also, his friends keep coming with him at lunch to watch him test and give his insulin. I told him that as long as he's comfortable with it, it will only help him to have friends who are aware/comfortable.
    His poor parents are freaked out, but they're really giving him his independence. For this week, I'm just emailing them his lunchtime numbers/coverage. He has been pretty stable during school hours, so that's good. They had no idea about 504, DMMPs or any of that, but they've been very receptive and appreciative. Yay for healthy, appropriate parents!
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  3. by   ruby_jane
    Hugs to everyone, yourself included. I'm glad his transition into the world of insulin and finger sticks is being met with a positive attitude. I had a similar situation (kid had a virus and ended up hospitalized for a week with a new T1D dx). That kid never needs anything from me and has been totally independent for two years.
  4. by   nmr79
    Quote from ruby_jane
    Hugs to everyone, yourself included. I'm glad his transition into the world of insulin and finger sticks is being met with a positive attitude. I had a similar situation (kid had a virus and ended up hospitalized for a week with a new T1D dx). That kid never needs anything from me and has been totally independent for two years.
    That's good to hear! I really like this kid and his family, and want him to do well.
  5. by   grammy1
    Wow, I've never had one come back that quickly after getting the dx. I love that they're trying to let him be independent, that's got to be tough for the parents.
  6. by   nmr79
    Quote from grammy1
    Wow, I've never had one come back that quickly after getting the dx. I love that they're trying to let him be independent, that's got to be tough for the parents.
    They're great. His numbers have been pretty good, and the one time it was 80, he came down and said 'I feel weird, can I check?" I'd be freaking out, and I'm sure his parents are, but they aren't being super neurotic about it, so props to them!
  7. by   OyWithThePoodles
    Quote from grammy1
    Wow, I've never had one come back that quickly after getting the dx. I love that they're trying to let him be independent, that's got to be tough for the parents.
    One of mine was diagnosed after school and was there the next day, brother was also T1, that's probably why. Parents already knew the ropes.

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