Sugar Daddy and I took him to the Dr. that day and his blood sugar was so high that the meter at the Dr.'s office couldn't even read it. The Dr. immediately sent us to a Pediatric Endocrinologist who gave him some insulin and then sent us over to the hospital. We spent the next two days there - learning more than we ever wanted to know about carbohydrates and insulin syringes, and what to do to when his blood sugar gets too high or too low. We learned a ton about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes... My dad was a Type 2 diabetic, so I came into this situation thinking, "its okay - we can control this with diet!" Of course the very patient nurses and staff taught us just how wrong I was in that assumption. Type 1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disease, triggered by a virus. (This was a bit of a relief because my worse fear was that he had gotten diabetes because of something WE had done). Anyway, it cannot be controlled by diet and exercise as Type 2 Diabetes can. The upswing to that is that Sugar Boy can eat whatever he wants - there are no restrictions to his diet as long as we can dose him for what he eats. Its sort of like "insulin replacement therapy". Insulin was now to be his life support... but it is certainly NOT a cure.
He was such a little trooper... he has always handled this whole thing better than Sugar Daddy and I have. The picture above is of Sugar Boy and his cousin T who came to visit him while we were in the hospital.