Parents, Like Protecting Lions, are the Diabetes ‘Blue’ Circle of Life

Blue Circle of LifeThe call comes in.
Another child is diagnosed with type one diabetes.
Another family is impacted and changed forever.
The call comes in.

I’m surely not an island when it comes to this type thing, many take the call when it  happens.  We have been there.  We become the ‘one’ people call for whatever the reason; for however the reason.  People hear of someone being diagnosed and they say, “….you need to call my friend, they are very involved……and they can help you.
The call comes in.

I hate those calls.  I certainly don’t mind helping in any way I can but I also am well aware……well aware too much what is about to happen in a household I do not know. I have been there……twice……I wish I never became aware.

One would almost think it gets easier.  It doesn’t.  All of the memories come rushing back to ‘that’ September 26th, or ‘that’ March 20th when my kids were diagnosed.  I now know what I know because going through it educated me like nothing else I could ever learn.  Nothing else compares.

That’s said, there were others helping us also in 1992.  Barbara, Faye, Karen, Marie, Jon, Charlie, Joe, Rhoda, Jane, and many others.  You see this is what we do, we are parents.  Someone was there for us and we are there for others……’s the Circle of Life. It’s the Blue Circle of Life in our diabetes world, something we would never see in the Lion King, but it’s there none-the-less.  You have helped someone else because someone helped you.

Read these words from the song, carefully:
It’s the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The (Blue) Circle of Life  

These words are us.  Share how your circle came about and how you continued it.
Today I say thank you to everyone out there who took the time to be part of this Diabetes Blue Circle of Life……and I thank those who were part of ours, so long ago but still remembered, when we needed it most.

I am a DiabetesDad.

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