Sunday, 20 May 2012

DBlog Week Day 7 - Diabetes Hero

Let’s end our week on a high note and blog about our “Diabetes Hero”. It can be anyone you’d like to recognize or admire, someone you know personally or not, someone with diabetes or maybe a Type 3. It might be a fabulous endo or CDE. It could be a d-celebrity or role-model. It could be another DOC member. It’s up to you – who is your Diabetes Hero??
My hero's are everyone whose lives are touched by Diabetes. Whether you have it yourself or its a member of your family, or a loved one.

Parents of children with Diabetes - I was diagnosed just under 3 years ago, however this still had a big impact on my family. With Diabetes on my Mums side of the family, it left her feeling responsible for me ending up in hospital overnight and having this for the rest of my life.

I struggle a lot of the time to manage my own pancreas, nevermind another person and a little growing person at that! There must be a great deal of anxiety and pressure with ever changing goal posts, due to hormones affecting BG readings. However I can also imagine the great feeling when your child starts learning about Diabetes and testing themselves etc, because you taught them how to do it :) They are all heroes.

T3 Friends and family - They provide us PWD with a vital support network and help us whenever we need it. Whether it's listening to us talk about a rubbish day with D, coming with us to HbA1c appointments or carrying around jelly babies in case of hypo's, they are amazing and are all heroes.

Everyone with Diabetes - Living with this condition is crappy, as I've said in previous posts it can be like looking after a baby and like a full-time job. It's hard, and you have to keep your sense of humour as much as possible, because Diabetes and sods law go hand in hand! They are all heroes.

D is like a marathon, but you can do this :)


Lloyd Jacobs said...

Family support is one key to overcome and fight such problem. Without them, we may feel we are alone in this world and fighting alone.

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