Mother of 2 With Type 1 Diabetes / our crazy world

Monday, July 17, 2006

This is go'in to be a long one

The thing that i most wanted has happened, They are both pumping. Its time to sit back and think what " long strange trip this has been". We went from not even knowing what Diabetes was. Then it was "we can handle this". Now its on to the best possible way to deal with this. It almost that time of year, the time i want to go hide in a cave so nothing will happen. August. I hate the month of August or i did for a few years. Now i think i can stand up to it. Of course thats becuase i have no more children to be dx'd .

Pumps have come in the mail and we have hooked up. With some minor problems and some major worring if i was doing the right thing. Bent needles and all i ( and the kids ) wouldn't change a thing. Other than to not have to do this at all.

We usually do something for the kids Dx'd dates, this year we are going to CWD friends for life conference. The most important thing i can do as a mother is to teach them how to deal with this for the rest of thier lives. They will only be under my control( ya right who am i kidding) for a little while longer. And don't think i won't be calling every few hours to see if they have checked, bolused , ect ect.

My son will start driving in a few years, and then so will my girl. And thier lives will go on just like all of ours did, except they have D and will have D forever. They will get in trouble and have boyfriends and girlfriends. They will grow up and get married and have kids, but they will always have one more hurrdle to jump over than most of us. I worry about when they get older , will they have insurance , will they have learned enough from me to handle D, will they call if they didn't.Will i be there for them ...... YES.

There are too many "ifs" out there and right now they don't need to worry about them. Thats my job.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

update

My son had started on the pump, yesterday. The first site was very bad, i bent the needle and it hurt like heck but hes such a trooper. So we will see what is going to happen with this. Tay is doing so well and i love it. There are so many things going on that i don't know where to start. We are getting ready to go to the Children with Diabetes Conference on the 19th. That will be a wonderful thing for the kids. They will be around kids that are just like them .