How many times have we felt this, read this, or experienced this……too many, right? I have stated many times that you can follow two simultaneous days, minute-by-minute, second-by-second, eat the exact same things, do the exact same activities, and even wear the exact same clothes and get two different days of glucose readings.
We as parents, and surely those with diabetes, try everything possible to achieve better management but there will be days that some unknown factor can enter in and ‘the number’ just gets stuck, or you plummet, or you can’t get the number to come down, you crash, and no matter what, diabetes does not do what you want it to.
It is on those days that YOU MUST tell yourself that it is part of dealing with diabetes. It is not your fault nor your child’s fault…..it’s diabetes.
Now listen to me for a second……do not just gloss over that last statement…..there WILL COME TIMES that no matter what you do, it just won’t work. It is crucial that you recognize those days. It is important that you realize that it is NOT YOUR FAULT……it happens, does happen, and will happen.
So do not give diabetes the chance to once again beat yourself up for something in which you do not have control. If you are doing everything you need to do and you know you are doing everything you need to do—–do not drive yourself nuts. This day will end and tomorrow will come.
There is enough that those who have diabetes, and parents who do most of the management, go through with ‘the guilt’—-cross this one off your list. It’s not worthy of your energy…….and don’t give it any.
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