Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's not you, it's me.

Sometimes, I make myself scarce around the DOC.   I click the "mark all as read" button in my blog reader instead of reading my favorite d-blogs.  I stay away from Twitter.  I don't visit the forums of CWD. I delete d-related emails from various companies, unread.  

It's not that I don't want to connect, or learn about the latest study, or pray for the latest family in need.... it's  just, well, sometimes, it's just all too much.   Sometimes, just taking care of Rosie's d-stuff is all I can handle.

So, I pull back.  I take care of Rosie and my family, I do what I need to do, and I go about our normal life.   And then, a few days or even a few weeks go by, and I find myself missing it.  Missing the connections, the support, the knowledge that there are a lot of others out there fighting this same battle.  It's a strange thing, this DOC of ours... but I'm so thankful to be a part of it.  


  1. TOTALLY get this. I immerse myself...then hide...immerse...hide...it works for me :)

    Enjoy your break...and drop in anytime :)

  2. Same. Same. Same! So glad to know I'm not alone. I don't know how some blogging moms do it all...


Next to the doctor's office, I think some of the best diabetes tips I've ever gotten have come from discussions in the comment sections of diabetes blogs. :)