Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How Do You Get Through Your Day?

When it comes to diabetes the one thing that is always a constant is making it through the day without much hassle from the big D. I don’t know about everyone else, but sending a T1D kid to school can be a bit overwhelming, and scary experience. In addition to the daily work needed to be done just to manage the disease and keep it at bay, it’s surprising that all of us aren’t in the hospital hooked up to caffeine IVs just to keep us running.

Diabetes takes a lot out of you as the T1D, and as the family members and caregivers to a T1D. We make it through our day with the normal daily routine in tack, come home from school, homework, dinner, playtime, bedtime snack and bed. Then starts the wonderful process of overnight testing, second guessing, correcting, treating, sleep drinking, sleep eating, hoping the ants don’t come from crumbs or juice spills, cleaning blood off of sleeping fingers, and the fight to get the blood sample on a strip when your T1D kid is low. I don’t know about you all but when Clifford is low he tends to pull away and fight me in his sleep. 9 times out of 10 when he fights he’s low.  Next we wake up and do it all over again.

With D in the mix, how do you manage to get through your day and still look pretty doing so????