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!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day, D-moms!

D-moms.  We're a special breed.  Don't get me wrong, everyone in a D-family is special.... dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else that lends a hand in carb counting, juice dosing, and acting as though it's perfectly normal to speak in coded numbers at every meal.  

But D-moms... we're a special club.  We don't think we're any better than other moms, and in fact, we often times beat ourselves up for not being "enough" for our d-kids.  We d-moms, as a group, seem to carry the worry and some vague sense of guilt more than anyone else.  We get accused of being over bearing and over protective, generally by people who only know about "the sugar" because their great-aunt had it "bad". Most of the time we even manage to hold our tongue and try to educate people, even though we'd really rather pelt them with a few empty test strip containers.  ;)

Happy Mother's Day to all you over bearing, over protective, sleep deprived, substitute pancreas moms out there!  :)

P.S.  Meri said it better than I did- check out her great Mother's Day post at Our Diabetic Life! (Meri's family remains in my prayers, and in yours, too, I hope.)

1 comment:

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. :)