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Pam Shares If Her Son's Activities Are Limited By Type 1 Diabetes (VIDEO)

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Pam explains if there is anything her son is unable to do because he has type 1 diabetes.

A lot, you know it broke my heart just even last night. He went with his friends, he had a birthday party that he went to for Halloween, and he calls me at 8 o’clock, he went out trick-or-treating after the birthday party with the friends and he calls us, “Guess what, they’re having a sleepover. Can I go?” And at that point, we haven’t let him go to anybody that doesn’t know how to deal with diabetes. We haven’t let him go spend the night at somebody else’s house.

Well, he is 11. Other 11-year-olds are doing that. I still get up in the middle of the night at 2 o’clock in the morning to test his blood every night because of the football and what he has been doing, we’ve been out of control, so we've been having to test him in the night.

How do you tell your 11-year-old, "I am sorry you can’t go until we figure out how we can control your diabetes in the middle of the night?" And then also how can I trust somebody else with the care of my child that doesn’t understand the diabetes, in general. That’s the frustrating thing.

So that broke my heart last night when I had to say, “You know what, buddy, another time. Maybe we can have some people come sleep over at our house. You know, we’ll do the sleepovers at our house.”

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