Hannah was diagnosed with Typw 1 Diabetes in October 2005.
It was certainly a daignosis that changed all of our lives, but particularly Hannah's, because she will have to live with this for the rest of her life, or have it kill her.
Type 1 Diabetes is boring, sometimes frightening (maybe often) and frustrating, and I am sure that Hannah and others like her wish it way every day.
Whilst the routines associated with keeping well can be intergarted into a normal life and become almost routine, it is always different. There is no spontaneity (sp?) because to be well and safe you need a bevy of equipment and fast sugar, and testing supplies, and all the what ifs that if not planned for could occur with very scary consequences. The diagnosis is one that says "childhood is over, playfulness is gone. Down to the serious business of staying alive" I remember the pediatrician talking to me when Hannah was in the hospital asking "do you think she realizes how serois this is?" and I siad"yes, i am afriad that she does"
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