Of course there is no science to this and I may be way off base; but did you ever think that if anyone was to get diabetes; the correct child to get it…..got it. I mean no one ever really talks about this and I’m never one to be shy on matters no one talks about; but have you ever asked this question? I know, it’ a ‘taboo’ thought…..but honestly have you thought it, ever?
Now there are a few possible answers for this. Yes. No…….or……is it the fact that the child who was diagnosed with diabetes, and has been dealing with it for so long, that they just ‘shaped themselves’ around the fact that they have it and they dealt with it so well that they adjusted accordingly?
I’m not sure. I hate that any of them have it; but I HAVE BEEN guilty of holding that discussion with myself.
I do remember saying that if any of our children were to be diagnosed, Kaitlyn’s temperament and personality would be such, that she would be the one to handle it best. SO in retrospect, we were thankful that IF ANYONE was to get diabetes, the one who could handle it best is the one that got it…………..right?
Well, not so fast.
Because we were so good with the first one that whoever/whatever you believe in; God, fate, laws of nature decided to ‘bless’ us with the second diagnosis. Do I now say that if anyone was to get it, the correct two got it?
No thanks——I’m done.
My point is that in as much as we think ‘the right child’ was diagnosed; it may not necessarily be the case that there is only one answer to this thought.
Rob and Kaitlyn handle their diabetes completely differently. But both have tackled what they need to tackle in a way that is best for them……and it works. For that I’m grateful because at the end of the day it is managed to the best of their abilities SO THEY have as GREAT a life as possible and feel as good as they can to continue in this wonderful life…..THAT is what matters.
They are both (as my oldest is also) striving to do what will make them happy, what they want to do, and they are moving forward at a pace that is exciting to witness from the ‘parents gallery’.
So if you think ‘the right child’ is the one to have been diagnosed with diabetes……..I’m here to tell you that when tested, your kids will surprise you……..I know mine did……….and with all my heart and soul it is my absolute profound wish that you are not ever shown this fact as we (and others) were; with multiple diagnosed!!!!
I am a diabetes dad.
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