I was the mother of three and 35 years old when my 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes.  She intermittently drank lots of water and urinated frequently. Then on December 19th, we were stuck in the traffic at Clackamas Town Center after shopping for Christmas. We went to the theater to pass some time and she became restless and inconsolable with the “infamous” thirst.  I finally admitted something was wrong and, at Emanuel Hospital, my fears were confirmed.  My daughter had Diabetes. The nurse in me took over and I rapidly did what was needed to take care of the situation.  I “bargained” with God that I wouldn’t complain, as long as she was okay. She was always very brittle, and I would do the exact same things a few days in a row, and her sugar would be hundreds of points different. Read more »

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