So typically Sunday is my recap post . Letting you all know how my week of weight training and clean eating went , but this is not that kind of post .
My week was going great , all workouts on track – weighed in at 172 on Monday which shocked me . I counted it as gains! I lifted for 3 days and my cardio was on point . Then came Thursday – the day my life changed forever .
My little mini diva hasn’t been herself lately and she was losing weight and had excessive thirst . She had a Dr’s appt Thursday am and as soon as we got there they did urine and glucometer testing. Minutes later I was being rushed to Emerg with a pediatrician in stand by for our arrival. She was whisked into a room and the tests begin. Immediately she was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic . The worst part – she was in DKA ( diabetic ketoacidosis ) this is a very serious complication of high blood sugars . Her pancreas has essentially shut down and no longer functions – it does not produce insulin.
We spent 5 hours in emerg before they transferred her to the peds ward. Initially we were headed to Kingston as they did not have the staffing for one on one nursing- she needed that kind of care. We got settled into a room and it was a long night – bloodwork every hour and she was amazing but it was taking a toll on her .
Her sugars stayed high for 24 hrs but they eventually let us go home after lots of coaching from the clinical diabetes team.
I missed only 1 leg day workout and was able to fit in 2 workouts on the weekend. They were a huge stress reliever .
So I may or may not be ready to continue with such a regimented lift program but that is ok , I will do what I can when I can. My child clearly comes first to any gym session . My focus will be on keeping my child safe as this is a life long disease that requires lots of needles.
My future recipe post will include lots of protein rich , low carb , sugar free diabetic friendly treats – and that’s a good thing .
Thank you to all of you who sent messages of well wishes and kept her in your prayers.