Woman, Independent Parent, Artist, Advocate, Artifical Pancreas.... and EVERYTHING in between.

I am blessed to be parenting two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven. My youngest nearly lost her life at age six (August 2010) to diabetic ketoacidosis: an often fatal consequences of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. This is OUR journey: raw and sometimes, uncensored.

Thank you for visiting wishing good health and a cooperative pancreas to you and yours.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thinking Thankful Thoughts...

Thinking Thankful Thoughts... and one that I failed to acknowledge is my epic gratitude for Insulin. The girls and I were at a friends for dinner last night, and Rowan received two units before dinner, and I kept a close eye on what she ate. But half an hour after dinner, she was clearly not herself. The only information I could get out of her was "I don't feel good". She was in a slump, not talkative, unbelievably low energy. "Do you have a tummy ache?" I ask "No". "Do you have a headache?" I ask. "No". Oh come on kid, throw me a lead here, will ya? So, much to her protest, I adminstered another unit and a half of insulin, and within ten minutes I knew I had done the right thing, and she started to come around.

This Mama of a Diabetic does not even want to think what the world would be like if that team of bickering Canadians didn't discover this miracle. Now if we could just find a cure, THAT will be the true miracle! But knowing it's in the works, is another thing to be grateful for.

See? Once you start tapping into the gratitude, it has a snowball affect, and you realize exactly how blessed you are, regardless of circumstances.

Thanks for stopping by! (weeeeeee- more gratitude!)

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