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Congratulations Ruby-Lou! You are Type 1 Diabetes Memes first Type 1 Diabetic of the Month for December 2012! Ruby –Lou is a brave seven year old who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes less than 2 months ago. Here’s her inspiring s
tory submitted by her Mom Sally: I want to nominate my seven year old daughter Ruby-Lou. I am a single parent and she has been a real inspiration to me. I had no idea she had type 1 diabetes until six weeks ago. Six weeks ago In the middle of the night I took Ruby-Lou to the hospital, thinking that she had the flu. By the time we got there, her body had started to shut down from Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). It was so bad that I came within about an hour of losing her. The doctors told me to make the calls to get my family down to say goodbyes. She had I.V. drips in her head and her hands, a resuscitator and was hooked to heart monitors. She drifted in and out of consciousness for 24 hours. We had no family history of diabetes, so It rocked me to the core.I was told by everyone to filter it to her slowly that she had type 1 diabetes, but that just isn’t our style. I told her everything about her diagnosis on day three and she cried for five minutes. That was the first and only time I have seen her cry in the last six weeks. By day four, she was testing her blood herself. By day five, she was doing her own injections and flatly refused to let anyone else do them for her. She said that she owns the diabetes - the diabetes doesn’t own her. That made the specialist put his pen down. By day six, she decided to go back to school because she had a project she wanted to finish with her best friend. She now injects herself at school and has learned about low blood sugars, so she could talk to the teachers about what it was like and what care she needs. She doesn’t just have courage. She is COURAGE.I cry and I struggle - weighing everything she eats, freak out and try to navigate kids parties and Halloween trick-or-treating , but she just coasts through with a calm little smile on her little face. - Sally C.Know a type 1 diabetic who you would like to nominate? Email us their story and photo (with their permission) to type1diabetesmemes@hotmail.com. Thanks :)

Congratulations Ruby-Lou! You are Type 1 Diabetes Memes first Type 1 Diabetic of the Month for December 2012! Ruby –Lou is a brave seven year old who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes less than 2 months ago. Here’s her inspiring s

tory submitted by her Mom Sally: 

I want to nominate my seven year old daughter Ruby-Lou. I am a single parent and she has been a real inspiration to me. I had no idea she had type 1 diabetes until six weeks ago. 
Six weeks ago In the middle of the night I took Ruby-Lou to the hospital, thinking that she had the flu. By the time we got there, her body had started to shut down from Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). It was so bad that I came within about an hour of losing her. The doctors told me to make the calls to get my family down to say goodbyes. She had I.V. drips in her head and her hands, a resuscitator and was hooked to heart monitors. She drifted in and out of consciousness for 24 hours. We had no family history of diabetes, so It rocked me to the core.

I was told by everyone to filter it to her slowly that she had type 1 diabetes, but that just isn’t our style. I told her everything about her diagnosis on day three and she cried for five minutes. That was the first and only time I have seen her cry in the last six weeks. By day four, she was testing her blood herself. By day five, she was doing her own injections and flatly refused to let anyone else do them for her. She said that she owns the diabetes - the diabetes doesn’t own her. That made the specialist put his pen down. By day six, she decided to go back to school because she had a project she wanted to finish with her best friend. She now injects herself at school and has learned about low blood sugars, so she could talk to the teachers about what it was like and what care she needs. She doesn’t just have courage. She is COURAGE.

I cry and I struggle - weighing everything she eats, freak out and try to navigate kids parties and Halloween trick-or-treating , but she just coasts through with a calm little smile on her little face. 
- Sally C.

Know a type 1 diabetic who you would like to nominate? Email us their story and photo (with their permission) to type1diabetesmemes@hotmail.com. Thanks :)
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