No, it’s not just your child who carries sweets and a diabetes bag wherever you go;
No, it is not just your child who gets embarrassed by our list of diabetes questions;
No, it is not just your child who has to be represented within the school district to get what is due them;
No, it is not just you who is up at 3 am;
No, it is not just you who feels tired all of the time;
No, it is not just you who has to manage all of this ‘diabetes stuff’ while tending to other kids and a household;
No, It is not just you who wonders where your spouse is in all of this;
No, it is not just you that has dedicated shelf-space, refrigerator-space, and closet-space to diabetes products;
No, it is not just you that has spare diabetes ‘stuff’ in cars, classrooms, in your bag, by the pool, and anywhere else you can think of for that ‘just-in-case’ scenario;
No, it is not just you tormenting yourself over MDI (shots) or a pump for your child;
No, it is not just you who feels like everyone else is way ahead of you;
No, it is not just you who fights with their doctor;
No, it is not just you who cries alone because your friends and relatives will never understand;
No……….it’s not just you……EVER. We’ve all been there or are there now——–the question: What are you going to do about it?
Let it defeat you and your life??????….well if that is your road, you may be more alone than those who do something about it. Life gives us one shot (pun intended)……..we choose to make it as positive as we can for all of our kids. And to be truthful with you, diabetes gets enough from our life……..bringing us down? Well diabetes is not getting that also. We have too much living to do. Period.
I am a diabetes dad.
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0 thoughts on “No, It’s Not Just You………Who Does That. What? You Think You’re Alone?????”
I know I’m not the only one, but it sure feels that way. I do wonder where my spouse is in all of this…or why nobody understands what me and my daughter are going through. I know things could be worse and many others have heavier crosses to bear, but this sucks!
It surely does……I know it sounds like rhetoric but someone once told me—- ‘….keep on keep’n on…. ‘ It was a teenager—I asked her what it meant and she said, “There isn’t any stopping so you might as well go for all the good in the midst of the bad…..you’ll be better off in the long run”.
I thought it was sound advice. The How? Well we each need to find that pathway, there is no one answer fitting all……..that is for sure.
Jeff Larrimore says:
Really really enjoying your site. Recently diagnosed T1D 14 year old boy so I am a d dad too. Feel like I spend hours every morning while the rest of the world sleeps trying to understand this disease thinking I am missing something going on somewhere that can help our family manage this so he has best life possible. It feels overwhelming but reading posts like yours really make a difference. So Thank You.
My pleasure Jeff and thank you for writing and we all surely know that feeling. 🙂