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Monday, May 9, 2011

A glimpse into the future

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Monday - Admiring our differences

For the longest time, all I read were the blogs of D-Moms and D-Dads. Somehow I missed the plethora of adult Type 1 blogs out there. I have such a short list of them on my blog roll, so if you are a PWD who blogs and you'd like to be added, just comment on this post!

Anyway, back to the topic. I have to admit that I do worry about Elise's future. When she was first dx'd, all I could see when I looked at her were the long list complications that could happen. Every high number taunted me. Every low made me feel like a crappy pancreas. I was sure that I was ruining my baby's chance at a healthy future.

But then I learned of PWD that had been diagnosed as children, and were now thriving as adults. And it gave me such hope.

The other day, Fred and I had lunch with Drew Holder and his wife Courtney. Drew was dx'd at age 3, but went on the play professional baseball. Diabetes did not slow him down.

I learned a lot during that lunch, from both Drew and Courtney. I wish I had the time and energy to share it with you, but I will say this; Drew is living well. Elise will live well. And your child will live well too.

So thank you, all you adult type 1s. You give this Momma hope that her little girl will be just fine.

17 comments:

  1. The pro-athletes always inspire me! Live well, our children will Jo.

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  2. I agree, it is nice to see all the T1's out there living it up and still eating cupcakes :)

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  3. Ohhhhhh, thanks for the link! Try to 'live well' yourself, my friend. I know it will be pretty tricky during the next couple of weeks, but kick the sh*t out of it, will ya?!

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  4. We all have so much to learn from each other! Thank you for sharing your stories. :)

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  5. Me too, Jo. They give me hope, too.

    So cool you and Fred had lunch with Drew and Courtney!!!

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  6. PWD's are living and breathing inspirations! They give me hope that all will be well too.

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  7. I found the DOC through a PWD blog. It's an amazing thing to read their stories and know that everything is gonna be alright! And the pro-athletes with T1 to me are amazing!!! Goes to show that T1 doesn't have to stand in their way!

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  8. Confession: Every time I hear a D-Parent talk about us PWDs giving a "glimpse of the future," I honestly picture one of those unreliable Crazy Eight Balls that you ask a question to and shake for an answer... :)) Of course, I joke. So many of the Adult Type 1s out there are reliable and so incredibly insightful to me. But you parents are superheroes and offer an incredible perspective that is irreplaceable. Thank you so much for what you do! We love and respect and admire you, and are so grateful to share space in this ever-expanding Diabetes Online Community!

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  9. I love the theme of hope that comes across again and again as we read PWDs thoughts and growing up. It's the single biggest lesson we can learn perhaps. Thanks Joanne!

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  10. I am happy to say that I consider myself a miracle by gods grace . I was dxed at 16 and now Im 50 and have lived and walked this earth probably more than anyone should be allowed too , sitting that aside Im blessed and I know it and our d children will be too .

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  11. And when I hear about little kids being diagnosed I am so thankful that there are parents like you sharing your life and helping out those other parents that are looking for support. So awesome!

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  12. Amen, sister! I can't wait to hear more!!

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  13. Adult T1s give me hope too!

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  14. The future looks bright, my friend :)

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  15. I totally agree! As a parent of a T1 child, it is soooo inspiring to see all of the happy, healthy, thriving PWDs out there. It gives me so much hope!

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  16. You are so sweet! As am adult with Type 1, the best advice I can give you is to show her them they are not alone. That was the scariest thing for me. I love reading your blog :) You inspire me too!

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  17. I am always inspired at how none of them see diabetes as a crutch either - they are honest about the difficulties and also about how they keep moving through them. Thanks for sharing the link :)

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