I Wish People Knew That Diabetes...
is never and never will be "under control."
stops us dead in our tracks at the most inopportune moments.
makes my daughter one of the toughest and bravest people I know.
has caused us to purchase (literally) thousands of juice boxes in the past 13 years.
means my kid has sites for two devices inserted in her body all the time.
requires my kid to experience long scary needles every other day for her sites.
has led us to meet some amazing people we would not otherwise know.
means it's been 13 years since I've slept through more than 3 nights in a row.
has no cure.
could have killed my kid if she wasn't diagnosed.
makes us do serious math every time food is served.
has led to my having closer relationships with the teachers and administrators at school.
is the reason I'm slow on the uptake some days because of a long night of highs or lows.
when graphed looks like a roller coaster; and when experienced feels like one too.
is what inspired me to start writing again.
means 15 minutes in the nurse's office a couple of times every week.
is worth advocating and fundraising about.
is why my cell phone is in my hand whenever my daughter is not in my sight.
is a diagnosis shared by some cool famous people like Nick Jonas and Sonya Sotomayor.
means that a little piece of me worries every morning about whether my child will wake up.
is a challenge shared by the family and friends of the person with diabetes.
means my kid never leaves the house without a bag full of stuff.
is a death sentence for people without access to insulin and glucometers.
is something I wish I knew much, much less about.
It's #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes day- these links will take you to the I Wish People Knew That Diabetes and Diabetesaliciousness websites for more info about the day. You can also search the hashtag on twitter to see more thoughts and to add your own!