Hi, my name is Kevin and I just turned two years old.
Last year, just a week before my first birthday, my parents rushed me to the emergency room. I was lifeless and having problems breathing. I did not even have the energy to cry. I could only look at my mom and dad with very sad eyes.
At the emergency room they ran a lot of tests. At first they were thinking I had a seizure or an accident, but then the blood sugar number came back from the lab. It was over 800. Immediately they added an insulin drip to my IV bag. Eventually I stabilized enough to be transported to Fairfax Hospital Emergency room via ambulance. I spent 2 nights in the PICU unit and another 2 nights in the Pediatric Ward. After a whirlwind weekend of training my parents were finally ready to take me home.
It has now been a year since diagnosis. Although it did not seem possible at first, time moves on and you incorporate diabetes management into you daily life.
Today I love playing with my older sister, Delana and racing around. I get 2 to 3 shots and at least 4 glucose readings a day.
My parents would love to hear from other family's dealing with diabetes especially in the Northern Virginia area. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published July 22, 2001
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:16:44
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