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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