There are many types of insulin and different schedules when to get the insulin. There are syringes, pens and pumps to get the insulin into the body. There are insulins that can be mixed together and other insulins that shouldn’t be given at the same time.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to learn what would be the best for our child and keeping up to date with everything!
With all of his sports and the lifestyle we choose to lead, it was getting harder and harder for us to manage Kidlet Three's blood sugar levels. Almost a year ago we asked the doctor to switch to a different insulin-taking program and the answer was yes. Then we asked for a newer type of insulin and the answer was no. We had a major decision to make. The doctor has had a lot of experience with diabetes (it is his specialty) but the new literature and the recommendations on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) website didn't match the information he was giving us.
So after praying and studying the literature, we switched doctors. It was the right decision! This doctor’s recommendation for an insulin program matched exactly what I had read on the ADA website!
We had to go back to school to learn the new insulin program. We visited the diabetes education nurse and the dietitian several times over a two-week program to “un-learn” the program we had been using and to “learn” the new program.
Here Kidlet is learning to calculate how much insulin he will give himself based on what his blood sugar level is.
|The Husband asking his questions|
Diabetes shows us what amazing bodies God created. Oh my heart cries out for a cure and I believe there will be one in the near future. I am praying for the person that God will use to bring forth a cure.
If you have any questions about diabetes or what you've read here, let me know.