I wanted to bring awareness to something I didn’t know ANYTHING about and it’s more deadly than I ever knew.
Type 1 diabetes!
My son (23 month olds) 2 months ago was diagnosed with T1D and I didn’t know the signs at all. I want to help prevent DKA (Diabetic ketoacidosis, can be fatal if not treated, coma, swelling in the brain) or low blood sugar (untreated, severe low blood sugar can be very dangerous. It can result in seizures, loss of consciousness, or death) if I can.
The ONLY SIGN my son showed was peeing a lot. He would wet through his clothes and his bed within a 2 hour period. When we brought him in his blood sugar was 462 (normal should be 100-180 depending on age of child) and was borderline DKA. We had to stay 2 nights and 3 days in the hospital to learn about our new normal. We had to also take a test at the end of our days to see if we could take him home with us. T1D is not a joke.
And no he didnt get it from eating to much sugar or junk food. T1D is an autoimmune disease that he will never outgrow.
If you are experiencing any of these with you child PLEASE get them checked.