This diabetes world has my full attention. I have shared a million times that our kids do amazing things with diabetes. They inspire, they are active, and in all things they take life straight on. But sometimes “it all” just hits us and it can be the smallest thing that sets us off.
Don’t we wish we were as strong as our kids?
I’m all for tears and have shed quite a few. I think keeping it locked inside is no good at all. The questions that EACH INDIVIDUAL needs to answer is when is crying stopping you from moving on. I’m not the one to tell you, but at some point you have to find the balancing of coping and moving forward. Crying every night is no good in any circumstances; at some point tears need to be a release and not part of your every day activities.
At what point should that be after diagnosis………you have to answer that question.
I remember deciding very early on that I would substitute tears for actions. You can decide what that action is and how much or how little energy you want to spend. But I promise you this, the more you find time for doing something, the more empowered you will be; and ultimately the less tears you will have each day.
But you will cry.
Many of us still do. And some have arrived at the point that they will not allow diabetes to let them cry at all; more power to you, that’s great.
The interesting and wonderful thing about diabetes is that we are not in competition with anyone else regarding pumps, shots, meters, A1C, or even how much we cry. We are in competition with diabetes; and I strive every day to make it lose as much as possible.
You should too.
I am a diabetes dad.
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