Saturday , September 18 2021

Peter Jihde's emotional storm over 4-year-old Emma's fatal disease.

In TV3's documentary series "Live Without Dying – A Series About Diabetes", Peter Jihde, 47, Little Emma, ​​4, has diabetes type 1.

Together with Jihde she works for snacks, and before eating, Peter Jihde takes an insulin syringe – wondering why Emma does not take it too.

"I do not love syringes," she says, and Jihde agrees:

– Ah, I understand that. If you had sprayed syringes, it would have been great indeed.

Instead, Emma has a small device on her stomach that provides her with the right dose.

Peter Jihde together with Emma.

Photo: TV4

Responds to the strong words

After the intermediate goal, Peter Jihde is curious about what Emma likes to do when she gets some energy, and gets the response that she likes to jump on the trampoline outside the garden.

"When I jump on my trampoline, I'm getting low, but I'm not allowed to die," says Emma, ​​something that allows her father and Peter Jihde to react.

The father Lars says that they have not told Emma that she can die of her diabetes, but that she understood it anyway.

– There's nothing we've been talking about with Emma directly, but this is what she's been looking forward to. I got a little pain in it, he says in "Live Without Dying".

Peter Jihde then tells him that he was crushed by Emma's insanity.

– My heart broke down. Despite the parents' attitude of not talking about death, Emma had heard and understood, he says.

Emma has extra support at preschool for help keeping track of her blood sugar levels.

Photo: TV3

Fights to get resources

Since the family moved and changed the municipality, they have had difficulty in getting a paid resource for Emma at the preschool, which keeps track of her values ​​and makes sure she is well. A resource that all children with diabetes are entitled to.

"I get mad at authorities who do not understand the severity of type 1 diabetes, especially in children," says Peter Jihde.

Peter Jihde helps to take up the parents' struggle, and finally, it will be a solution – the nurse who has taken care of Emma's diabetes at the new preschool will work full time until Emma ends.

"I am pleased to have been able to support one of many families who fight both against the disease and against society.

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