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This is Grace. She was diagnosed with diabetes on April 22, 2009 at 9 months of age. I knew that morning when she woke up something wasn't right, she was so thirsty and wet her diapers through and through all morning. She was so lethargic, I took her to her doctors that morning and she saw a nurse who simply said she has the flu. Go home and keep an eye on her when she starts vomiting give her pedialyte.

Later that afternoon she was worse and I kept calling the doctors office to speak with the nurse. I finally had enough and took her to the E.R. THANK GOD I did. I had told the triage nurse what her symptoms were and right away she wanted to test her blood sugar. The meter just said High. After hours and hours in the E.R her blood results came back that her BG was at 1070! She had DKA and almost in a coma. The E.R doctor told my husband and I that in his 22 years as a doctor he had never seen blood sugar that high in a baby under a year old.

Grace was transferred by ambulance to Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. She was there for 5 days. She has a wonderful Endocrinologist who loves Grace very much.

Grace is a very healthy two year old and loves her older sister. Grace also has a pump and has been pumping since Dec. 2009 at 17 months of age. Her numbers are still all over the place sometimes, but the pump has definitely helped.

Grace's mom and dad can be reached at .

Published August 11, 2010

Grace (right) and her sister

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