Sugar Surfing from the beginning...

A dynamic diabetes care approach from the beginning . . .

My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, just following kindergarten graduation. I had seen the warning signs of type 1 from awareness posts a friend had shared the year before as part of Project Blue November. I had also read the story of the little girl from St. George, Utah, named Kycie, which was just down the road from where my parents lived at the time. So, because of that I was pretty sure my son Joshua had type 1 diabetes before we even brought him in.

I remember sitting in my living room the night before, having made Joshua an appointment at our local clinic for the next day trying to think and plan what was going to happen and trying to talk myself out of the reality. As a mother, my worst fear was always that my children would have some serious illness and I would somehow miss it, or fail to recognize it. The next day we took him in,