Wednesday, March 22, 2017

An Intruder in Your Home

Bed, Bedroom, Chambre A Coucher, Child, Fear

Who You Cannot Protect Your Kids From!

You do everything you possibly can to ensure your kids are safe. It starts from the moment they are born, when they open those big eyes and stare up at you, knowing you are the one in charge of keeping them safe.  You change their diaper frequently and provide ointment if needed to keep them from a painful diaper rash. Feeding them becomes a job of safety as well. You try to make sure you burp them after every few ounces of breast milk or formula so that they don’t end up aspirating or spitting up everywhere. As they begin to become more mobile you purchase bright, large toys so they can have fun, but stay safe without any choking hazards.

You make sure every outlet in your home is plugged so they cannot accidentally toddle over and hurt themselves. Safety latches are placed on doors, handles, cabinets, the bathroom and so much more to protect their little fingers and toes. You may have even had to stop them from choking when they first started on table food. You zipper them tightly into a coat, putting on a hat and gloves when the weather is a little chilly to protect their sensitive skin from the wind.

You make them hold tight onto your hand while walking through the grocery store. You keep a close eye on them while they are outside playing in the backyard. When they go to school you feel confident knowing that the school has the proper safety features to keep them safe and sound throughout the day.

When you pick them up from school, you buckle them in tight into their car seat or in the car, to keep them safe in case of an unexpected accident. You remind them to wear their helmet when riding their bikes, you know for safety. Helmets and pads are a necessity if they play sports to ensure their safety on the field. As they reach the teenage years, a cell phone becomes the new tool of safety so that you can stay in contact with them frequently.

At home, you lock the doors and windows at night to make sure they are safely tucked in their beds for the evening. You think surely you have done everything you possibly can as a parent to keep these precious growing humans safe. But what happens when an intruder invades your home that you cannot protect them from? What happens when this intruder takes over their body, taking away all control from both you and your child?

How do you protect them from something you cannot see or touch?
·         You can’t stop this intruder from entering your home.
·         You can’t keep them from invading your child’s body.
·         You can’t keep them from controlling every aspect of their life.
·         You can’t stop them from ruining your child’s birthday party at the drop of a hat.
·         You can’t even prevent this intruder from potentially taking your child’s life.
What happens when all control, all ability to keep your child fully safe is taken from you? This terrorist in your home cannot be negotiated with. They don’t listen to rhyme or reason, they always get their way and they cannot under any circumstances be stopped. You can’t lock them away for their crimes against your child, no matter how much it is warranted. Justice never seems to have the ability to be served. This intruder can come into your home without warning, silently sneaking in any time of the day. They are a ninja going undetected for quite some time, until one day your child ends up in the hospital, clinging to life.

Who is this intruder that you have no power to protect your children from?

Type 1 Diabetes.

Knowing the signs could very well save their life

The symptoms of type 1 diabetes typically happen quickly in a matter of weeks or days. They include:

  • Increased Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Difficulty Waking
  • Frequent Stomach Pain or Stomach Aches
  • Increased Urination
  • Increased and Excessive Thirst
  • Dry Mouth
  • Itchy Skin
  • Blurry Vision
  • Fruity Smelling Breath
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Leg Pain
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Attention Trouble
  • Memory Recollection Issues
  • Trouble Focusing
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Slow Healing Cuts or Wounds
  • Frequent Yeast Infections
  • Numbness or Tingling in Arms and Legs
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Fast, Rapid Breaths
  • Weight Loss

Type 1 diabetes can be mistaken for the flu or another illness which is fatal when left untreated. Let me repeat that one more time just so it sinks in. When left untreated Type 1 diabetes is FATAL!

It's important to seek medical treatment immediately if you feel any of the signs and symptoms your child is exhibiting could be Type 1 diabetes. A simple finger poke or urine test could reveal the results. It is always better to be WRONG than sorry when it comes to Type 1.

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