Do you know about DIB Syndrome?

 

DIB stands for Dead in Bed.  It is a real syndrome that happens to a small number of diabetics.  We are not sure yet about it’s causes although it seems to be related to hypoglycemia.  This week, a 13 year old girl suffered from this and a family out there lost their precious type 1 diabetic daughter.

More info about DIB Syndrome can be found here.

And for a touching post which takes the words out of my mouth, I’ll let Kerri take it away.

I only write about this for awareness purposes because this is yet another strong reason a cure for diabetes must be found.  Just typing it all out is frightening and sad and reminds me of why I get up in the middle of the night, every night, just to test and make sure I’m doing alright. 

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the little girl.

2 thoughts on “Do you know about DIB Syndrome?

  1. Maria Morales

    I knew about this possibility, but not of the relation to the heart. We must do all we can to take care of ourselves and then pray, pray, and pray… I always had the fear of dying when my children were little, and no family close by; I will ask my mom, how did you do? and she will say, just pray that God will take care of you.. So I tell you now, pray to God to keep you well and safe (that is how I go to sleep every night). Love, Mom

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