Hello, I'm MaryKathrynsmom


(MaryKathrynsmom) #1

On Feb. 1st of this year, my daughter died from the critical onset of this disease.  Since then, I've been trying to bring about awareness of T1 to all parents, who like myself, know nothing about the illness.  Will you help me by forwarding the link to our story to everyone that you know and ask them to do the same?  This disease is so survivable if people are aware of the signs and symptoms.  Please help me in my quest.

Thank you so much,

Deb

www.squidoo.com/jdrf/Juvenile_Diabetes


(MySummerSerenity) #2

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On Feb. 1st of this year, my daughter died from the critical onset of this disease.  Since then, I've been trying to bring about awareness of T1 to all parents, who like myself, know nothing about the illness.  Will you help me by forwarding the link to our story to everyone that you know and ask them to do the same?  This disease is so survivable if people are aware of the signs and symptoms.  Please help me in my quest.

Thank you so much,

Deb

www.squidoo.com/jdrf/Juvenile_Diabetes

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What a great quest!  I'm sure your daughter would be sooo proud of you!


(JDVsMom) #3

Deb,

I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. I am sure your daughter is proud of you and what you are now doing to raise awareness.

Becky


(Doug D) #4

Deb,

I'm very sorry for your loss.  It is very courageous of you to pick yourself up and begin this quest.  After reading it, I sent it to my friends with children but I also sent it to my mom.  She was the one that told the doc she wasn't waiting a month for an appointment and that she was bringing me in when she knew something was wrong.  It gave me another reason to thank her which, to be honest, I never really thought of.   Continue your fight, we'll help spread the word with you.    Take care.


(sarahslp) #5

Deb, I am so sorry about your loss. I wish I had words to express my sadness, but obviously, they don't exist. It is so brave of you to come on here and share your story. I hope you will feel welcome in the future!


(MaryKathrynsmom) #6

Thank you for all your kind replies.  I also belong to the Children with Diabetes board and when I initially introduced myself there I prefaced my post with, I don't really think I belong here, but...and then shared our story.  They most graciously welcomed me as have you.  I think it's hard being faced with a bad result as opposed to what you're all dealing with...your individual illness and that of your kids.  As sad and sick as it may sound...I just wish I had been able to help my daughter with her disease, but I wasn't allowed the opportunity.  The only way for me to do anything, is to help others learn about Type 1...so that's what I'll try to do.  Thank you for your warm welcome.


(Jordance1992) #7

Deb-I am sooo sorry for you and your family's lost. No words can describe what you went through. Thank you for sharing your story. I would have never known I was diabetic unless it was for a leg cramp that continued to get worse. I thank god everyday that I am still alive! Please know that your family is in my heart and prayers!! this community is here for you!!

<333-jordan


(Brittany) #8

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that has to be tough on you every day but that just gives you all the more reason to fight!


(janie coffman) #9

hello my name is janie I too lost my daughter to juvenile diabetes occasionally I get online to do some searching on diabetes and that’s how I found u your story hit so close to home its been two yrs since I lost my angel and I’m still lost everyday I was uneducated to and now I know I could kick myself. she had symptoms for awhile that is drinking a lot but as a very active 8 yr old I didn’t think much of it either then my whole world came crashing down in only one day she woke up fine then as the day went on she began to complain of her stomach hurting said she had to go to the bathroom I thought she was constipated the day seemed to last forever and she still was in pain I actually drove her to the er but she didn’t want to go in told me she was feeling a little better I went as far as giving her a stool softener hoping to ease the pain but no help I was able to lay her down and plan to go to the doc first thing in the morning exhausted I laid down and a few short hrs later my husband came home from working the third shift and I asked him to check on her and the I heard him scream it was then I thought my life ended it took 3 days for the autopsy results to come back for 3 days I kept wondering what I did wrong why this happened I couldn’t understand I was lost then they told me she had diabetes that her sugar must have topped out and she went into a diabetic coma and all I could think was all this happened while I lied in bed everyone told me it wasn’t my fault the sypmtoms were hard to detect I have asked myself for two yrs why I never heard about this and why no doctor ever noticed noone saw anything not me her dad her aunt grandma teachers to this day I still struggle with that and same as u I think of her all day every day I can’t even mention her in a good way without people giving me that look they say it gets easier but ill warn u now that is a lie I’m so sorry u have to go through this too I also felt I had to do something to stop someone else from experiencing the pain I have she was everything 2 me


(system) #10

My heart goes out to you, yes it made me cry a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!

One favor to ask, please call it type 1 diabetes. The only reason I ask, is simple. Aug./08 I was diagnosed type 1 in ICU, DKA at age 52, I don't think I am a juvenile anymore.LOL Oh yes the Dr.'s told me I was a small miracle, as I walked in under my own power. Sorry for your loss.(I am a daddy of a girl) There I go crying again!!!