Our Son Had Ketoacidosis

by Bruce

Jacob (“Jake”, or “Jakey” as his Mom calls him), Matthew Erickson is an active, happy, sweet child. Jake loves sports of any kind, animals, cars, trucks and playing in general. He also attends the 4 year olds class at Cascade Christian School 3 days a week. Jake was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 2 1/2. He was really sick for a couple weeks, and we even took him to the doctors and they failed to diagnose him, initially. He was exhibiting the common signs of diabetes – excessive liquid consumption, urinating excessively, loss of energy and loss of weight. He is a very high energy and social boy so it was very unusual for him to be so inactive. We ended up taking him to the emergency room 2 days after the Doctor visit because he was so sick and looked so thin, and he was vomiting. We just knew something was terribly wrong.

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Mar 26, 2009
My Father Always Had Type 1
by: Jean

My father suffered from diabetes from the time I was born up to this date. It has been hard on my whole family over the years. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was sixteen and I am now twenty. It was hard at first avoiding the foods I used to love so much. But I've overcome this and exercise almost every day and try to overcome my circumstances. My decisions have made my dad also care a lot more about his health. We find ourselves telling each other to avoid certain foods or nag at eachother. My story might be short but it has effected my life significantly. It will change your life entirely and can make a you a much more responsible person.

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