I throw this out, because I am not sure what else to do.
My son was diagnosed ~ 6 weeks ago, August 26, 2012. And I think he is doing better than I am at this point.
About 3 weeks before being diagnosed, he is 16, we noticed on a vacation that he was drinking more and thus going to the bathroom more. But, we were headed to a water park and we knew he was nervous, so we attributed it to that. And it did seem to calm, if not go away after this trip. But diabetes crossed my mind, but never got any farther.
Then, on vacation with his dad, same thing. Only this time, his blood glucose was checked by his aunt, who is a type 2, and my son was 485. To the ER we went. Seen by the Endo 2 days later and now, at 4 injections minimum daily.
I struggle with guilt, for not doing something sooner, though I know it wouldn't have changed the outcome.
I struggle with sadness because as a Mom, I can't fix this, and I should be able to.
I know I need to move on, teach him to manage this independently, but it is so hard to do.......