Less than a year ago Charlie was diagnosed with diabetes. To be perfectly honest his diagnosis was very tough for me. I remember being a teenager and all of the worries that come with it. When you throw diabetes on a teenager you expect the worse. Charlie is a great kid and has been showing diabetes who is the boss since day 1. Charlie has made the transistion so smoothly, I remember going to dinner with Charlie, his cousin, and a fellow type 1 named John. I remember seeing the fear in Charlies eyes as John and I tested right at the table, we then took our insulin from our pumps. John and I spoke openly about our diabetes and encouraged Charlie to ask questions. I don't know how much that dinner helped Charlie but he has done amazing things.
Charlie recently began using an insulin pump and again has made the transition smoothly. I often worry about Charlie, I'm worried that he won't always like having diabetes but then I get texts from him that read "I just got my A1C and I'm getting closer to you!!! I can't wait to get a lower A1C than you Noonan!!" The kid is talking trash!! I LOVE IT!!! I love that Charlie is setting goals for himself, that shows me he is gonna be just fine. I'm a big believer in goals and I'm a big believer in Charlie!! He is a great kid doing great things with diabetes!!!