Thursday, November 7, 2013

(Nov Awareness Month) So many questions

See Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Questions I get tired of answering (my daughter has had type 1 diabetes for 5 years)

Q: Did your daughter get diabetes because she ate too much sugar?
A: NO.  She has an autoimmune disease and her pancreas doesn't work right (their eyes glaze over b/c they pretty much don't understand what I'm saying).

Q: Your daughter will grow out of it right?
A: NO.  Until there's a cure, her situation won't change.  Take insulin, take blood sugar, repeat.

Q: Can she eat that (donut, cake, ice cream, whatever)??
A: YES.  As long as she boluses insulin, we estimate the carbs, and (our personal choice) her blood sugar at this moment isn't over 400.

Q: Have you tried ___ or ___ or ___ (natural remedy), because that cured so and so's diabetes?
A: Um no, until her pediatric endocrinologist or someone completely reputable recommends ___ we're going to keep dosing insulin thank you very much.

I know I'm not alone in these questions or the answers.  :)

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