Hi, friends! Today I wanted to share an update on how Elizabeth is doing with her new diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.
For those of you that don’t know, Liz was diagnosed with T1D on December 20, 2017. Read all about it here.
We are just a little over our one month mark with this disease.
Here is what we know:
Diabetes NEVER stops! It is something we think about constantly! Just when we think we are having a good sugar day, her sugar goes crazy and we have a rough day and there really is no reason why.
Carb counting is getting easier. At first, counting the carbs to everything she ate was very daunting. Now, I know all of her favorite foods by heart. It is still really hard when I make something homemade because I have to stop and count the carbs in everything. I have a big book I’m writing everything down in so once I make it I will then know how many carbs are in it the next time I make it.
People are not very knowledgeable about Type 1. I’ve had TONS of people asking me if she will grow out of it or tell me that if she just watches what she eats, her sugar will be better. That is the farthest thing from the truth! Liz needs insulin to live. Period. It’s my goal to raise awareness for this disease and help find a cure.
Diabetes is expensive! Insulin, Dexcom sensors, glucagon, low snacks, pumps, alcohol wipes, etc… BUT when I get mad at paying for something, I am in the same breath so thankful this stuff was created to help Liz live a healthy life.
Liz is an absolute ROCKSTAR! She is so amazing and makes me proud every single day. She doesn’t complain hardly ever and is already giving herself her own shots.
We had our one-month appointment last Wednesday. The doctors were really impressed with all her numbers and how she’s been handling everything.
When she was diagnosed her A1C level was 11.6%. Wednesday it was already down to 9.1% in a month time! This is very impressive.
I’m praying when we go back for our 3 month check up her A1C is down closer to the 7.5% where they want it.
Thank you all for the support during the last month! Elizabeth has a wonderful group of family and friends that love her fierce and I’m so thankful for that!
8 thoughts on “Type 1 Diabetes: One Month Update”
Continued prayers for Elizabeth and your family. I love seeing her smiling face. I know this isn’t easy but it looks like you have all settled into this new routine/life style.I will continue to pray for you all!
Thanks, Jenna!! Prayers are so appreciated.
What a tough, beautiful little girl! Proud of her, and continued prayers for Liz, Emily, Chris, and you, sweet friend!! 💙💙💙
Thanks, friend! So thankful that God is our rock and gives us the strength we need to get through everything. Hope Nataleigh feels better soon!
Hi there! I am so proud of your little girl. I was diagnosed at age 12 and 30 years later going strong. If you ever need advice or to talk, please reach out to me. I have a blog on this site and some of them detail the first couple years after diagnosis. I’ve learned to have a sense of humor with unsolicited comments which now just make me laugh! She will be so strong having to deal with so much responsibility in her young life. God bless all of you :~)
So glad you found me! I will be checking your blog out! She is such a brave girl and makes me so proud. I pray for a cure for this disease every day!
It will come! I just attended a summit last weekend, and the advancements are coming at warp speed. I am starting work with JDRF and will find til the end to find a cure! Praying for you and your family!
Thanks so much for the prayers. Yes, I am amazed at how far they have come with everything and can’t wait to see what is in store.