Our son Justin was Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on November 19, 2012, at 7 years old. Our lives quickly got turned upside down.
We are learning to live with this disease, and invite you to follow along. This is not an easy ride, but with our family and faith we are learning to deal with it and all the emotions that come with it.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on here. We’re slowly getting closer to 6 years with Diabetes. Facebook reminds me of the months leading up to that day. And some photos just really take me back to the feelings after diagnosis.
This pic of Justin eating popcorn at Disney was about 4 months before T1D. I remember afterwards looking at this picture and being extremely sad that he would never be able to do that again, how would I count it, how much would he eat?
4 months before T1D
Fast forward almost 6 years and guess what? He's eating popcorn from a bucket at Universal Studios. I have no idea the exact carb count, but I've become damn good at swagging carbs. (That stands for Scientific Wild Ass Guess) Walking around theme parks he tends to run low, so bring on the snacks!
Mom and Justin snacking on popcorn, our fave snack :)
Its so hard at first, your thrown so much information and your life is flipped upside down. But it really does get easier and normal. It's just his normal, our normal and we do what we have to so that it doesn't rule our life. Yes at times it's much more tedious than others, but for the most part it's not on the front burner of our daily life.
Other big news in his diabetes life is that he got a new pump! He can't wait to get started, we have to schedule training first. He got the T:slim x2 and the new Dexcom G6 which will connect to the pump and suspend his basal if it predicts a low. Pretty awesome technology and I'm so thankful that Justin gets to use it!