As a kid, I loved loved loved roller coasters and STILL do as an adult, even though it’s been ages since I have been on one. Six Flags at Christmas might be a must this year. This week has been kinda a roller coaster for me. My 15 yr old, Matthew was officially diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Which we have known since he was little he struggled with keeping his sugar levels from being too high or too low. The roller coaster comes when I feel bad that he doesn’t need to eat sugar or high carbohydrate meals because it will spike his blood sugar and then go lower than it was to begin with.
We were recently at the doctor for a totally unrelated thing (stye in the eye) and “randomly” the doctor decides to check his blood sugar. It was too high for what he had eaten. Immediately bells start going off and I have already googled in my mind what could be wrong with him. I know, i know…don’t get me wrong, I want nothing better than a healthy teenager. It’s a fine line between a “normal” teenager who is hormonally imbalanced and moody and someone who’s sugar is out of whack. So, thankful that it’s something pretty easy to deal with, but having to remind Matthew over and over that sugary drinks, refined sugar and chocolate (his favorite) are out except for on occasion, which is what we try and do anyways. You want them to have what they want, but you also want whats good for them. The never ending parent story, I guess.
So for now we are trying to level out his blood sugar with diet which means a slight change for the whole family. I say slight change because what needs to happen is a balanced diet with protein, carbs, and fat.
We’d appreciate your prayers for Matthew and our family and we transition back into a more healthy way of eating.