From Boca Raton, Florida, USA:
My daughter was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The doctor tested her and found something called ketones in her urine. I am really concerned about my daughter. The doctor just told us she was a diabetic and that she would need to take Regular and NPH insulin shots in the morning and at night. If insulin is supposed to be helping my daughter, why is it that she feels worse? She often complains of feeling confused, sweaty, and she is often in a real bad mood. Why is this happening, and is it because it's her insulin? Is it the foods she eats?
I hope by the time you receive this answer that you have spoken to your child's doctor to get help, and that you have met with a diabetes nurse educator and dietitian to explain about diabetes. There is a lot to learn, but with time and good support you will be set to take great care of your child and help your child to feel well. You will have learned about hypoglycemia and how to treat and minimize the frequency of low blood sugars.
If you haven't met with a diabetes team experienced in the care of children with diabetes, ask your doctor for a referral.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
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