Tired of diabetes, checking blood sugars, writing down the numbers, checking the numbers, counting carbs, asking did you check, did you treat? sleepless nights, stress, and worry...did I do the math right? Darn A1C is coming up. How high is it? How low is it? You must be low, if you're eating candy. (ps. I don't always ask those questions out loud, but its always on my mind.) NOW the flip side: Teen- I hate diabetes, carb counting, tired of bolusing, poking my fingers, changing insets, figuring out lows and highs, parent's input, people asking questions, my pump being mistaken for a cell, all those night checks, and long doctor visits. Teen: I want a Day off Mom: I want a cure Unfortunately a day off is not going to happen until there is a cure. Then we hug, and try to adapt to this monster living with us, ready to battle whatever it throws at us.