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Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Lakeman, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Lakeman

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    There will be days when you can sleep the whole night through.

    There will be days when...
     
  2. Beach bum

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    There will be days when you can let your child go off on their own with their friends...and they will remember to check their bg, bolus for the food eaten and text you how they are doing.
     
  3. quiltinmom

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    There will come a day when your cwd disagrees with you about how to handle a diabetes-related event...and it will turn out that he/she was right. And you will feel so proud of them.
     
  4. nanhsot

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    There will be days when your child will walk into the front door and you will ask about their day and NOT mean blood sugar.
    There will be days when you don't wake up thinking in numbers.
    There will be days when you laugh about diabetes. Like the time my son blew the insulin out of his tubing and into his body rather than not order enchiladas when he was out of insulin...and it worked! He's the McGyver of diabetes. I still can laugh about that one.
    There will be a day you will pack them off to college and trust them to manage their health.

    There will be days when you will cry, 5 years later, because you still wish you could take it away. Then you'll dry your tears and move on with your day.
     
  5. Lori_Gaines

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    There will be days you see 500, shrug and say, "Well then, looks like she needs insulin." Or you see a 24 (happened to us!), shrug and say, "Here's some food (and/or mini glucagon)." ;)
     
  6. funnygrl

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    There will be days when you don't consciously think of diabetes at all.
     
  7. jenm999

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    One day your seven-year-old will call you from a friend's house and say, "Soandso has offered me a snack. The package says 16 grams carbs and 2 grams fiber so I bolus for 14 right? Love you mom!"
     
  8. cdninct

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    Diabetes ranks number 6 on your list of biggest problems or concerns for the day.
     
  9. MomofSweetOne

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    That a day will come when you're running errands and your teen will call and say, "Mom, I'm at 50 and having trouble thinking." and you DON'T cut your errands short to be home. You calmly ask, "You've had juice?", inquire how much and then say you'll check back in a few. Because in just a short bit of time, they will be moving out and managing it all on their own, so this is just one baby step among many toward independence.
     
  10. msschiel

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    So nice to put things in perspective!
     
  11. BarbDwyer

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    yes - nice thread. Thank you!
     
  12. Jeff

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    ... your child with type 1 is all grown up, graduated from college, working, married, and has a family.

    All your work will have been worthwhile.
     
  13. jenm999

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    A year from now you'll take your child out for ice cream to celebrate kicking diabetes ass for the last year, make an educated guess on the number of carbs, he'll bolus himself, and you'll think, Eh, we'll just correct later, and your guess will have been right!!!!!!! (One year yesterday for our little guy!)
     
  14. Lakeman

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    Congratulations on kicking ass for the last year.
     
  15. jenm999

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    Thanks! It gets easier every day.
     
  16. Joseph

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    Just that thought brought tears to my eyes.
     

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