Oh No! My Child May Have Diabetes! (Part 1)

(A three (3) part miniseries blog)

Part One

It was a typical 6-year check-up until the end when the doctor mentioned that she wanted to send my son to get blood work to check his glucose levels among other tests.  The thought of my son having diabetes took over my mind. What did I do wrong? Why my son? Will he need insulin shots? All these questions filled my mind. 

Could this be because of his diet?  He was after all a 6-year-old boy! Very picky!  He would not eat vegetables, but he loved Fruit!  This was not going to be easy.  

I thought of the symptoms of diabetes and he only had 3 of the 6 (the first 3 on the list).  Also, our family has a history of diabetes.

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Irritability and other mood changes
  • Blurred vision

Can diabetes be managed by pills? I hope he won’t need shots! How was I going to change his behavior and routine so quickly without getting the resistance from him? No matter what the results, I know that I need to get him on the healthiest habits. I cannot change the present, but I can at least make sure he has a future.