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.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Emerging Day

Well, we made it!

August 9, 2010 was the day that I nearly lost my little girl to a fatal complication of type one diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis.

Our lives changed forever that day. Rowan's. Her sister's. Mine. But of course, the impact Trinity and I face are nothing compared to the diabetic burden that is carried by Rowan, now 7.

I didn't know how to approach the day. There isn't much fun with diabetes, certainly not when you're seven. But my heart overflows with gratitude that she is with us still, and I felt it worthy of celebration. Hence "Emerging Day".

I've been asked why on earth I would choose to celebrate such a dark day. A day with implications that will continue to affect each and every day following it.
My answer is simple.... "She survived".

One year of Rowan living with type one diabetes = 2920 finger sticks (conservatively) and 730 insulin injections. Each injection (until recently) filled with struggle and drama.

Thank you Rowan. And thank you Trinity for being such a fabulous big-sister diabetic aide. You guys have both made this past year so worth it!

May the next year be less turbulent. Good health for all! And Rowan, remember... "why NOT you?"


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