Well one of the children has diabetes. the child was there and her face told me she felt something different, other than healthy.
So I started wrestling with this discussion in my mind and I cannot seem to shake it. My kids do everything every other person does. They live life. But they also deal with this insidious disease. So are they, in essence, considered healthy?
How can you have a disease, which diabetes is, and still be considered healthy? Is it fair to say, ‘I am healthy but I have diabetes’? Is it fair to also say, “I am healthy but I have MS”?…or “healthy but I have cancer”?…or “healthy but I have asthma”?
Where is the dividing line? What is the dividing line? Is a dividing line necessary?
Don’t get me wrong, I get it, and I know many of you do too. Our kids go through life and they take the world on with a passion. But they do it with a disease that can turn on them at any time. So are they ‘healthy’ until such time as it turns on them and return back to being healthy once the hypo-/hyper-glycemic episode passes?
Is it a ‘healthy’-type-of-meaning that only us as parents, or PWDs, understand? Are people with diabetes healthy?
I am a diabetes dad.
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