Do they know we stare at them first?
Do they know we think “…where can I do this without disturbing their sleep?”
Do they know we want to do this as quickly as possible?
Do they know we would stay all night, every night, if we could go without sleep?
Do they know how much we care?
Do they know how much we want them to have everything as much as those who do not have diabetes…..and even more?
Do they know we hold them in their bed while they drink or eat something to raise their blood sugar, so they do not fall back down unaware?
Do they know that we leave and we cry sometimes?
Do they know that as we go back under our sheets we think, ‘I will need to test again in two hours’?
Do they know that sometimes we ‘scrunch’ our toes in the carpet to distract showing anything on our face, just in case they see?
Do they know we usually kiss them and tell them, again, how brave they are and we love them even though we also know they do not hear us.
Do they know what we do?
While they sleep.
I am a diabetes dad.
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