Saturday, October 3, 2009

What I learned about Diabetes this month... September Edition

I've decided to start what could hopefully become a recurring post; What I've Learned about Diabetes this Month (or it could totally fizzle out after one time, we'll see). I think it will be interesting to look back and see some of the mistakes we've made, and how far we've come.

-You can totally travel with a toddler with D and they won't spontaneously combust on you.

-You can give insulin practically anywhere, anytime... including the top of a ferris wheel in the dark with only your husband's Palm Pre for light.

-You should try not to make insulin changes on nights that are out of the ordinary. Because it won't work and you'll be left wondering if it was the change itself, or the different schedule. It will drive you mad trying to figure it out.

-Elise is one AMAZING little girl (okay, I've always known this one). Every time I turn around, she astounds me. It makes me want to handle life's hardships with the same beauty and grace as my two year old.

-You can survive on very little sleep. You'll be crabby and generally a pain to be around, but you won't die.

-Life with D is a roller coaster. One week you'll be on top of the mountain and everything is great, and the next you'll feel like you're plummeting out of control and you just want to get off the ride. It gets better. Then it gets worse. Then it gets better again. Rinse and repeat, my friends. Rinse and repeat.

-Every child should be able to eat cake on her birthday.

Okay... I think that was all my learnin' for this month. Let me know if you like the idea, or if October's installment should include just one entry: Things I've Learned posts are boring!


  1. I could not have said it better . thanks for sharing and posting this .

  2. Brilliant idea! I absolutely think this should be every month. Heck, every week!

    I love love love Rinse and repeat.
    Story of our lives!

    Good job this month friend! Looking back and seeing all that you and your fam has accomplished is a GREAT idea.

    You forgot to add... A group of diabetics and their supporters have every right to walk on paths that other people use without getting dirty looks. :)

  3. YES!! Awesome idea!! Loved it--you've really accomplished alot this last month with your most amazing little girl!
    Can't wait for October's!! :)

  4. Every time you list what you have learned....makes me a little bit smarter with the big D! Thank you.
    ((Gma hugs, Elise))


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