The DL

The Day has come! It's time for the 2nd Annual Diabetes Blog Week!

"Admiring our differences - Monday 5/9: We are all diabetes bloggers, but we come from many different perspectives. Last year, Diabetes Blog Week opened my eyes to all of the different kinds of blogs (and bloggers) out there – Type 1s, Type 2s, LADAs, parents of kids with diabetes, spouses of adults with diabetes and so on. Today let’s talk about how great it is to learn from the perspectives of those unlike us! Have you learned new things from your T2 friends? Are D-Parents your heroes? Do LADA blogs give you insight to another diagnosis story? Do T1s who’ve lived well with diabetes since childhood give you hope? Pick a type of blogger who is different from you and tell us why they inspire you - why you admire them - why it’s great that we are all the same but different!!"

I can't even imagine what it feels like to be a parent of a PWD. There were so many times in the past seven years, when I wish I had been diagnosed earlier. I wanted so badly to not have this been all my responsibility. Have someone to be miserable with me, but since I was 15 that was not the case. I have taken care of myself since day 1 being diagnosed. I held a lot of anger inside, that is until I have this DOC.

Reading the posts of a parent with a child with diabetes breaks my heart. I think of how much heartbreak they must have because they aren't in control. I love reading The Princess and The Pump because I really feel she captures what D-parents have to go through. I wonder how much my parents think about it. How not being in control of their child's life must be so scary. I have learned so much about what it means to have a child with diabetes as oppose to being the person with diabetes.

I can feel when I'm low or high, but they can't. A little child has no idea what's going on and the parents do know and have to let go when they go to school or sleep. I don't have to let go, well actually I really can't let go. I can't decide which is scarier.

Thank you D parents for allowing me to follow you and your children's story. They are all beautiful and meaningful to all.


As many of you know, fellow blogger Victoria, is collecting diabetic supplies for the Tornado victims in Alabama . I just sent what I could off and I hope you all can still send your prayers, supplies, and thoughts over to them. Here is a picture of the supplies I sent!

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  1. The DL Says:
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  2. Joanne Says:

    Oh my gosh, your post made me cry... I cannot imagine a child (no matter what their age), having to do this all on their own. As much as it sucks that Elise was dx'd at 12 months old, I think it would have been so much harder if she was 15. My heart goes out to you.

    Come to Texas... I'll take care of you! Give you a little vacation from D. HUGS!

  3. Amy Says:

    I'm trying to leave you a comment. Let's see how this goes...

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