|This is Bella. She has recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.|
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Bella was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes on June 19, 2012. We immediately were sent to the PICU with DKA. After several days she was stabilized and we were given the crash course on diabetes and diabetes management. Since Bella was released from the hospital we have been moving in a fog. Our entire world was changed within the course of a few hours. Now everything revolves around finger sticks, carb counting and injections of insulin. As we have slowly begun to adjust to this new world we have decided that a Diabetic Alert Dog (D.A.D) is something that would fit into our family and help to lift some of the burden of this experience off of us. Living with the repetitive fear of an overnight low is one of the most physically and psychologically draining things a parent could ever hope to face.