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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Type 1 Blessing?

Upon discussing the burden of Type 1 Diabetes with young children, one consistent factor keeps coming up: a child's ability to cope through play and escape via their imagination. When Rowan was first diagnosed, I was devastated that her childhood had been imposed on. But now I'm wondering if perhaps it was actually a blessing for her to be diagnosed so young, as opposed to mid adolescence or even early adulthood. She still has in her possession and in her heart, the power to cope with adversity in her own little ways. Sometimes that's being mean to a stuffed animal. Other times it's administering an injection to a racoon. Maybe this came about just as it should have been. When she's still free to escape into her magical mystical imagination. Go play little one.....

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