Howdy! My name is Caroline. I live in Missouri City, Texas (right outside of Houston). I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 8 months. I was on vacation with my mom and dad in North Carolina. I had frequent urination, I was vomiting, and I had been losing weight. I ended up in the children's ER in DKA. I was in the ICU for five days and then got moved to a regular room. I was so glad to leave the hospital on the sixth day!
I am on Lantus and Humalog and get between 4-6 shots a day. I am still in the honeymoon period, so my mom and dad check my BG quite often. I am walking now and I'm in to everything! I love to eat, but my diet is limited with only 7 teeth. My mom and dad have become very creative in preparing my meals.
I have gotten used to the insulin injections and having my BG checked. I don't even mind too much anymore. My mom and dad rotate injection sites for my insulin and use all 20 of my fingers and toes to test my BG!
My mom and dad can be reached via e-mail at
79mohn [@] altavista.com.
Published February 15, 2002
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:16:50
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