Wow the things they do. The things they put up with every day. Whether they have diabetes or they do not have diabetes; the fact that diabetes is in our households makes them live each and every day in a way that no one will understand but us; their parents. The new norm as they say.
One of my Diabetesdad articles I wrote a while back was called “life with an asterisk”. It is exactly the phrase that our children live with every day. They are more resilient than we, they are more afraid than we, but still they go on. And some go on VERY STRONGLY!
So I have decided that my Sunday blogs will be dedicated to highlighting a child up to grade 12 that has diabetes in their household (siblings also; absolutely). Sunday should be a family day and my Daily dHero will start next week. I will only mention the first name of the child and the state they live in just to keep it very safe. And I will highlight why they are a Daily dHero.
Our kids are special. Tell me why your child should be considered by replying to this post; none of the replies will be made public. Highlight what they do that is special at home, at school, or in their community. Anything that they do despite/in spite/with their diabetes. Make sure you include what state you live in, and when diabetes entered your household. Remember–siblings will be highlighted also. If I chose your child to be highlighted, I will email you for a picture or I will take it from your FB page.
As we say at Children with Diabetes; kids with diabetes are still just kids. But they are special, so let me know. I am a Diabetesdad.