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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

For the newbies :)

Two years and eight days ago, my daughter was dx at age 6.
I didn't handle it very gracefully, but in hindsight did the very best I could.  I didn't think I'd be able to take care of her. I didn't think life would ever be the same. I didn't think she'd ever smile without coaxing again. I wanted the crying to stop.  Hers and mine. The worst: the injection struggles. Heartbreaking (and a whoooooole other story). 

Two years and eight days ago, life was turned on it's ear.
But we're still standing.
Somehow, blessed by the advantages of technology
We've adapted. THIS IS our new normal. THIS is doable.

I know it's beyond overwhelming in every way imaginable.
Just keep walking. One foot in front of the other. Keep breathing. 

One day, without realizing it, it WILL become your new normal.



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