Her blood glucose was 769. The next day she was able to go home because her blood glucose was down and they ketones were. bloodsugars seemed to scare us silly. We went to the JDRF. Living with diabetes is one thing, but when your child gets type 1 diabetes, it can feel like the end of the world. Having come from a family myself of a mother and a brother with type 1, I know what my mother went through.