Imagine being trained your entire professional life all of the medical perspectives to everything in the human body. Imagine you have 15 years as a Doc, a nurse, a PA, or any other medical profession and BOOM………diabetes diagnosis.
Your professional mind starts to go a mile-a-minute with everything you know. Bad, good, it does not matter; your training tells you everything that is happening in your child’s body.
No thank you.
Now don’t get me wrong; we spent a huge amount of time handling this disease from the ‘get-go’. We all have. In the middle of EVERYTHING that happened during the early days,weeks, months, after diagnosis–I’m just glad I had to learn it all and diabetes as a professional diagnosis was not in my purview. I think if I knew exactly ‘what it all meant’ to have diabetes from the get-go; I do think I would have gone a little cuckoo. Ignorance, from my point of view, was bliss.
Sometimes not being fully educated from the get-go; ain’t such a bad thing.
What about you? Do you wish you had a lot more knowledge about (not the managing aspect) of what ‘it meant’ when you or child was diagnosed with diabetes?
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