Monday, May 9, 2011

Admiring our differences.....

Not everyone is the same, we all bring something unique to the table. I love to see the differences in everyone. Besides, if we all were the same that would just be way too boring.

To start off D Blog week our topic is "Admiring our differences". First and foremost I admire each and everyone of you that deal with Diabetes on a daily basis, no matter which type. Diabetes is no fun in any shape or form. I admire the strength adults have to live with this beast, and I admire the perseverance of Parents of T1D's.

But for the purpose of this post, the differences that I admire as a mother of a T1 Diabetic would be those of our adult T1 bloggers such as Kelly Kunik at DiabetesLiciousness. Adult T1's like Kelly give me the inside insight on what it is to live with T1 as an adult. It is a bit comforting to see this inside view because one day Cliffy will be all grown up and on his on. Just the thought of that scares the crap out of me.

I already worry enough what it's going to be like during his rebellious stage in his teenage years. I have already well prepared that I'm not going to be his best friend during those times. But hope in doing so and keeping on him about keeping up with his diabetic care, that he will be very responsible with his care as an adult. And that eventually one day we may be best friends once again, when he realizes I only did what I had to do to keep him happy and healthy.

Until that day when we can sit and chit chat on what it was like with him growing up with D, I will be behind the scenes doing the very best I can to make sure everything is working, minimizing complications, and most importantly making it so he has as much as a "normal" childhood I can possibly give him living with D!


  1. Thanks for sharing this! You're spot on it saying everyone offers a valuable and unique perspective and that's what makes this online community so great. I think your parental perspectives are so important and shape how we CWD grow up and learn to Live With Diabetes on our own. The value on that is irreplaceable, so thank you so much for doing what you do - not only for Cliffy, but for the entire community in sharing that perspective.

  2. Kelly is awesome as are parents of CWD's. I wish I could give you all a ribbon for your awesomeness!

  3. I agree Bridget, our differences make life interesting. And I am so grateful for all of the different perspectives in the DOC!