I took most of today off from work. I received a phone call earlier in the week letting me know my diabetes test came back positive with the markers. My son was diagnosed with type 1 in December and we all were tested in January. I have to go back in today to be retested to make sure I do in fact have diabetes type 1.
The good news about that is I won’t experience diabetic onset. Which can make you feel terrible. I think if confirmed I will be put on insulin or a medication hopefully prior to my pancreas giving up completely. Also, my son who daily deals with this reality will have a companion to endure this with. I have learned so much about this that I know exactly what I have to do.
The bad news is insulin injections, i hate needles, but have grown accustomed to giving them to my son. I most likely will change my diet to be more protein based to not have to do insulin as much except to correct blood sugar. Go south beach diet. My son has to eat carbohydrates because he is growing and needs them till he is fully grown.
I can’t help but to feel depressed that the luxury of eating nacho cheese Doritos is gone. The many foods with carbohydrates never thought about will affect my life, if this is my reality. My son is my hero in how he handles his life and can only hope to be half as awesome as he is about it.