Monday, November 14, 2011

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day and our 8 month diagnosis anniversary.  Here is our journey and small part in trying to spread awareness.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Been awhile!!

I didn't realize it had been over a month since my last post.  Life just got very busy last month!!  It's been crazy both with diabetes and regular life.

I've thought many days about what I my next post would be and have lots of ideas, but I need some more time to type them out.  Today I'm just saying "Hello" and "we are still here!"

A quick update:  It looks like Abby's honeymoon phase came to an end a few weeks ago so now we are increasing her insulin needs.  Let's just say it's been quite a rollercoaster, but I think we are now settled back into a stable pattern. 

Halloween came....and went.  The kids trick-or-treated and brought home what must have been 15lbs of candy!!  We are separating them into chocolate and other sugar treats that Abby can use for lows.  She had her 1st meltdown this morning over wanting to eat candy for breakfast and yelling about how everyone else gets to eat candy whenever they want.  I just looked at her and said, "Diabetes or not, candy is not for breakfast."  We have these little moments sometimes and I try to put it into perspective for her.  It isn't fair that she can't just grab a snack or treat and gobble it down without thinking twice. 

One morning I woke Abby up and she was mad at me, I wasn't sure why.  Then she looked at me and said "Mom, I was dreaming that I didn't have diabetes anymore and you woke me up.  I just want to go back to bed and see if I can have that dream again."  That was heart wrenching to hear and there is nothing I can do about it.  I sometimes feel like all the issues that come with diabetes are still really not happening and that one day all this will be over with, but the only way that will ever happen is if we find a CURE!

November is National Diabetes Month....please consider donating to to help in finding a cure or if you are unable to do that then please take some time to learn more about Type 1 diabetes.  I'm learning that there is a great misunderstanding of this disease and education needs to happen.

Well, there it is....a little update and now I'm off and running again to do my daily running.  Hopefully I will get an opportunity to update again soon as I have some great ideas in store.