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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Things Diabetes has taught me this month... May edition

-Even though I can't take a break from diabetes, sometimes I need a break from the DOC. There were too many horrible things going on, and it hurt too much to read anymore.

-Sometimes you just gotta think outside the box. The diluted insulin at dinner is still working pretty well, but there are some kinks to be worked out. It's still a whole lot better than what was happening with the full strength.

-Even though it's not always sunshine and roses (or unicorns farting glitter), it is getting a tad bit easier as Elise gets older. Or maybe I'm just used to it. I don't know. Sometimes when I read about wee Reuben, my heart just aches for Jules. Because I remember all to vividly the hell of D and a baby. HUGS Jules... it does get easier.

-But in some respects, it gets harder. Elise notices more. And it affects her more deeply. Like the other day when we were at dinner with a bunch of people at Chick-fil-a, and everyone was having ice cream. Elise had already had her shot, and allotment of carbs, and had run off to play. But she came back and was so sad that she couldn't have any dessert. So I just let her have some and figured I'd fix it at bedtime. Kid first, kid with diabetes second, right?

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for such a heartfelt post, Joanne. I'm sorry that happened at dinner the other night. I've been there, and in those cases I do exactly what you did - just have some and calculate and correct later on. Sometimes, we just have to be "normal" in the moment.

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  2. Yes!!....kid first, diabetes second!!

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  3. I love that you let her have the ice cream Jo! AND, I hope things are better and that you are heading back to the DOC soon. WE MISS YOU!!! AND...are you back from Portugal? How is/was it? I cannot wait to read about it. xoxo

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  4. So glad that things are getting easier! I can't imagine the extra-ness of babies and toddlers with D. A 7yr old is hard enough!
    Yep...totally would have let Bean have ice cream, too. :)

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  8. Sometimes perfect care...is not to have perfect care.

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  9. I love that you did the ice cream Joanne - you are completely right, kid first. Are you back from Portugal?

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  10. I would have done the same thing. Ice cream fo sho!

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  11. Yes, of course you did the right thing. She should be able to have dessert. Why wait until bedtime to correct, though? Maybe afraid of too large a bolus? We used to just give another shot if she wanted to eat more.

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