Wow, not even 2 you say. Wow! My baby was just turned 4 when we got the news. Some times Ellie is a little naughty about sneaking food or drinks, but almost all the other time I feel so Blessed, impressed, and shocked by how responsible she is. There has been many times where Ellie will ask us if we forgot to give her her shot. Frankly there are times of system breakdown where I thought my wife shot her and my wife thought I shot her, so Ellie says, "hey guys I need a shot here," Only happens on a blue moon but has happened... Like the one time I gave Ellie 3 units of humalog, instead of the lantus I meant to give.. That was so horribly scary.. But anyhow, i'm getting off track..
My heart and prayers go to guys. 2 yrs old must be so hard. Cuz I know 5 is and Ellie is great about everything, well not rotating shot sites, but everything else.. I guess the only advantage you have, I guess, if there were one, is maybe you'll grow enough "trust," in people to let your son go to school. We have had nothing but trouble and i'm scared to death to pull out that whole public funded school law, because they might treat my baby maliciously. I just can't take the chance, so until we get the pump I home school. I trust no one!!! Its been 18 19 months and I still haven't let anyone babysit her.... So I guess this is a great pep talk huh! I'm sorry.. But i'm always just so scared something is gonna happen and i'm not there for my babes. To say Ellie and I have a tight relationship is like saying peanut butter loves jelly..lol She is very attach to me and me to her... Her diabetes has only made it stronger worst, well I have horrible heart issues so I go the docs like 4 times a month, so the doctor thing is our thing ya know. My other daughter and wife are healthy, (praise God) so me and Ell have a special bond thAT way too. So as much as t1d sucks butt my relationship and i'm sure all other parents grow and change with thier kiddies...
The best advice i've recieve, from here!!!! from teenagers who have had t1d since young childhood, is to stay strong calm, nice and understanding. NEVER EVER EVER get mad or punish over food or diabetes, thier diease sucks butt enough without mom and dad yelling and being mean. And they also said that a loving concerned actively helping parent will never be forgotten, which honestly made me cry like a baby when I read that. I love my daughter with all my heart, and I try so hard to always do everything right that sometimes it causes me to make mistakes. So now I just take one number at a time, one meal at a time..
So I wish you and your family the best of luck, it's hard to deal with and except, but God does have a plan for your son. Stay strong and smile!!! Take care and have a Merry Christmas!!