|Dareian the baker!|
Sure she still occationally gets abducted by aliens (See post) but she usually returns the same day.
We partook in a study here in Edmonton called the Trial Net to determine if any of our non-D kids had autoantibodies for diabetes. If these autoantibodies are present the risk of developing Type 1 D in the future is increased. So we took the remaining 4 children and had the blood drawn. To our surprise, becasue you never really expect it, our oldest child(Dareian) had the autoantibodies. Crap!
Anyhow, we proceeded with our day to day life, managing Rowan our youngest D and myself of course. Waiting, worrting, and uncertain if or when Mr Diabetes would attack.
A little over a year later, after many random and fasting home glucose checks, he attacked! We went to the ER and had the blood work done to confirm what we knew. "Your daughter has type 1 diabetes" There was that dreaded statement again. Once in a lifetime is enough but three times, come on already!
The next day we went through the same training we had with Rowan a few years earlier. We felt like employees at the diabetes center since we'd spent so much time there.
Dareian was amazing, like her younger sister. She immediately caught onto to Carbohydrate counting, self injecting, I thought, man this kid is smart. She took Mr Diabetes buy the horns. We on the other hand felt overwhelmed, and once again went through a whole range of emotions, she was still our baby, even though she was 11 at diagnosis.
|The Cake she baked for her Moms B-day|