Friday, January 7, 2011

My Family's Bane

After a bit more than a month of strange symptoms and the loss of about 1/6 of my previous weight, I have been carted to first the doctor's office and then the ER of a children's hospital where it was made immediately manifest that I have diabetes. I stayed in the hospital two nights (it wasn't too bad at all) and have only spent this night at home.

The evening was scary. I lied awake, wondering if my sugar was too high or too low and would fail me, somehow, as I slept. Unease and dread created a sickish feeling, which exacerbated the problem.

I hope this shall fade as my blood sugar patterns normalize...

And through this all, I find it funny that I really and truly do have a chronic disease; the one visited upon many in my father's family.

4 comments:

Marvin the Martian said...

I'm so glad they found it sooner than later. A friend of mine had a best friend when they were children (your age) who died soon after. My friend's kept in touch with her friend's mom all these years. The mom is now 85 I think.

I hope you'll be able to manage your diabetes well! One thing good - you'll always be slim and you'll always drink plenty of water.

Marvin the Martian said...

I forgot to say "who died of juvenile diabetes soon after." At least you're in better shape, and it's easier to stay that way now that you know.

Midnight said...

Well don't fret too much I have a sister who is diabetic and if you just manage your blood sugar and remember to take your insulin you will be fine. Also, contrary to common belief you can still eat normal sweets you just have to be careful and make sure to account for them.

Lydia said...

Thank you both for your comments. Best of luck to your sister, Midnight! And I will remember to take me insulin: so far, I think it would be hard not to.