Today, diabetes got in the way of our advent fun. Behind door number 7 was a note that said, “handprint paintings”. The kids LOVE doing hand and footprint stuff and I find they make great gifts for the kids grandparents. The plan was to wait until Jordan was done school and then we’d start our project.
I don’t remember much about the hospital. It’s mostly a blur. I don’t even remember how many days we were there. I remember Will (my husband) going to classes and exams and me taking my 7 week old daughter on the lengthy bus ride home every night and returning early every morning to be with Jordan during the day.
“Can we have banana ice cream for dessert?”
This is a common question in our house. I don’t like giving my kids ice cream. It’s very high in carbohydrates and throws Jordan’s blood sugar off. Honestly, even if he didn’t have diabetes, my kids act like complete wild children after having ice cream.
Today is World Diabetes Day. This year the theme is “T1D Looks Like Me”. The intention is to have people tell their stories of how they can succeed and even thrive with diabetes in their lives. Here is a bit of what it is like in our home with diabetes:
When my son was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago, I knew nothing about it. I mean NOTHING. I knew a couple of relatives who had diabetes (which I later found out was type 2), but I had never really dealt with it on a personal level. I quickly realized that the little I thought I knew was not at all what I was going to be dealing with. Continue reading
Lately, I have noticed more and more people refer to my son’s diabetes rather than to him as a person. He has had teachers call him “my diabetic kid”. Nurses have referred to him as “the diabetic one”. He is “the one with diabetes”, “diabetes kid” and “the diabetic”.
We were on our way home from Grandma and Grandpa’s house. While we were driving I couldn’t stop thinking about something my mother-in-law had said during our visit. She’d made a comment about how much our son had been drinking and suggested he might be diabetic.