I'm not sure if I'm in the right place. So I'm sorry if I'm posting this here when it should be posted elsewhere.
I have twin boys, age 3, and another boy, age 1. Today, the younger twin has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
I'm terrified. I've been doing some research on my own and it's so overwhelming. I'm a SAHM, so the majority of his care is going to fall to me. I also have depression that has been getting worse, and is currently undergoing a change in medication dosage. I just don't know if this is something I can handle.
Tomorrow we are going to be spending the day learning how to care for him. I know that most of my questions will be answered then. And I know I can only take this one day at a time. But some of the stuff I have been reading ....
Minimal 4 finger pricks a day, probably more. Dietary restrictions. Injections. Keeping high sugar foods on us at all times, in case of a dip in blood sugar. Having to tell him that he can no longer eat the things he loves, while his brother can. (We aren't going to let the other boys eat them in front of him.) And he's so little. He's just a baby. He can barely understand when it's time to pick up his toys. And this changes his life. This is something we will have to do every single day for the rest of his life.
I am so scared. And fighting tears. I know that it could be worse. I know that this is treatable and manageable, and that we should be counting our blessings because of those facts. But I am so terrified that I'm not going to be able to do this.