Congenital hyperinsulinism crossed my path in 2011.
It came hand in hand with my first daughter: Paula.
Within a few hours of becoming a mother, my life completely changed and it filled with blood sugar controls, testings, IV, lots of medicines…
And finally the damn words: “congenital hyperinsulinism”.
“It was a strange season, full of nervousness, a true chaos in which opposite feelings, thoughts, suspicions, hopes, joys and sufferings swirled in a whirlwind”
Hypoglycemia is bad, really bad
Our body depends on a constant supply of energy to be able to function properly. That is why you have a problem when things go wrong.
Our brain is the organ that consumes the most energy, which is why “lack of sugar” causes neurological symptoms. In fact, glucose shortage can cause permanent brain damage.
As a HI mom, it’s the first thing I would have liked to learn…
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Some defect in the mechanism of insulin secretion...
Congenital hyperinsulinism can have many causes yet they all have in common “something wrong” in the way in which insulin should be secreted…
There are some medications to suppress these faults, but in many of the children with HI; drugs don’t work or have a poor response.
This makes it really difficult to handle HI at home!
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The importance of feeding
All foods are not equal in influencing our glycemia… Some foods raise our blood sugar faster than others.
Therefore, when you have a child who has trouble regulating the blood glucose available, it is important to follow good feeding guidance!
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No one wants to come across a disease in their life, much less if it is a children’s disease. However, there are times when storms give way to sunny days.
This is the story of our own road to happiness.
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