My son has been TID for about 5 years, he’s almost 17 now. Had our latest appointment today, and I’m just struggling with the emotions of the whole thing. He’s doing ok, a1c is 7.7, but I worry constantly about his long-term health, especially because he’s lost some weight and his appetite is a bit down. He lives with his mom full-time now, so I’m kind of parenting from a distance, which is very painful for me. He’s getting some blood work done this weekend to make sure everything is ok, but I’m not going to feel ok until I get the results back.
I’ve just been feeling terrible lately that my child has to deal with this disease. I’m kind of predisposed to fear about diabetes because I lost two cousins to T1D, one blood cousin, one cousin by marriage. They were both young women when they passed, and I’m terrified for my son. He tries his best to control his blood sugar levels, but it’s a constant struggle. I wish I could make things easier on him, he’s had a lot of bad luck in his young life.