Tuesday, May 06, 2008


My little niece was diagnosed with Diabetes yesterday. She is only 9 years old and she will probably be on insulin for the rest of her life. She is sooo tiny and small and when I saw her last night all I wanted to do was hold her close and all she was worried about, was completing her homework cos she couldn't go to school yesterday. She is such an adorable and sweet little girl.

They stopped over at our house on Sunday on their way back from holiday and house No 2 was abuzz which is usual whenever "The Brats" are around. One can't help but love them despite their brattish behaviour. Their mum is a Doctor and she mentioned something about testing N's sugar cos she is forever thirsty. She went home that night tested it and tested it again the next morning and it was sky high. It was even higher when they went to the specialist. I kept thinking yesterday that their mum is a doctor so she obviously knew what to look for. Normally mums would just assume that their child is too energetic and that is why they drinking such a lot and as a result going to toilet so often. Their mum was pretty devastated yesterday, I felt so sorry for her. She is like a sister to me.

We saw my other cuz yesterday as well. I always love seeing her - she is like this bright, shining light who is always smiling and has a heart of gold. Im glad I got to see her and little boy who is the most adorable little boy ever. I'm glad that things turned out ok for her - after so many times of trying to have a baby they adopted this adorable little baby who is spoilt rotten and really the apple of his mama's eye.

I guess such is life - even though N will have to live with diabetes for the rest of her life - she is still a lovely little girl who has her whole future ahead of her. Yes it might be marred at times by insulin and shots but I still believe that it shouldn't hamper her in anyway.


sweets said...

wow that is so young! i don't know if i'm imagining it but there is more and more kids that get it, scary.


Princess said...

Just be positive and remember that your niece will be just fine. Make Dua'a as Allah (swt) knows best. Inshallah she will be fine. We make Dua'a for that!

Blue Sunflower said...

Sweets - thanks....

Yeah you are so right about it being scary.

Princess - Inshallah she will be fine and it's true dua is the best....


angel said...

wow... thats very young. but controlled diabetes does not have to hamper anyone in any way. my family is full of it!
i am "borderline" and i'm sposed to watch what i eat.