Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Insight

We saw a diabetic counselor today..she's a RN and works with diabetics all day long...lucky girl. She says Zack's symtoms are typical of Type 1...not type 2. Hmmmmm......and she also suggested we see a specialist.....hmmmmm again. She even called and made the appointment for us. I've heard good things about this Dr...from more than one person. I actually feel giddy inside knowing we are on the right track to getting his blood sugar under control. Today his high was 491 and his low was something like 327....and that's with the insulin use. I'm thankful to finally talk to someone who seems like she knows what she's talking about and can explain it to me.....the medical terminology challenged person that I am. What I really want for my boy is for him to feel better......and be better. In the words Zack used in answering the question "How do you feel about having diabetes?".....IT SUCKS.

5 comments:

Piano Mom said...

I hope that things go well and that this doctor is able to help you and Zach. There is nothing worse than having a child who needs medical help and not being able to find someone that you have confidence in to provide it. Keep us posted on how things go. GOOD LUCK!

Steph and Jeff said...

Yeah for specialists. I don't believe in family doctors. Or MDs really either. So Jeff is either going to have to specialize or drop out of Medical School. :) Hope that things get under control fast. Diabetes is a scary thing.

~Michelle Schafer said...

I am SO glad that you went to someone else!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that his blood sugar is getting that high!!! Holy moly! I hope that he gets leveled out SOON!!! I am worrying about him. Thanks for keeping us posted!

Greg and/or Angie said...

Having a good doc is so important. We have heard from so many people that Nate's doctor is really good. We've been very impressed with her and feel like we're in good hands. I hope this new doctor will be good! It's amazing how those high numbers make them feel so crappy, isn't it? Nate is learning to recognize if he's high or low and tells us. It's getting better every day for us and it will for you too! It just adds to the stress though, I know. We're thinking about you guys. Good luck with everything! Call or email if you need to. Angie

Alisa said...

It's been a while since I've checked blogs- I'm sorry to hear that you are going through all of this- but glad you have better insurance! I hope things go well with the new doctor. Good Luck! Hang in there.