I haven't written much lately. Life with 3 type 1 diabetics in the house can be a little overwhelming. I'm hoping that writing for Diabetes Blog Week will get me back in the swing of writing. I have lots to say about my diagnosis!
Today's prompt is:What is the most important diabetes awareness message to you? Why is that message important for you, and what are you trying to accomplish by sharing it on your blog?
I think my most important message I have is that it can happen to anyone. You really never know. When my younger son was diagnosed in August of 2012 at the age of 16, I never dreamed that my husband would be diagnosed 4 months later. After that, I had the occasional thought of my older son being diagnosed, but didn't dwell on it much. Much to my surprise, I was diagnosed in March of this year. Blindsided? Absolutely.
While I know the mechanics of taking care of diabetes (testing, injecting, carb counting, etc) being able to do so in my own body is a new kind of adjustment for me. It's been an adjustment for my husband, my kids, and my parents as well. I think we're all dealing pretty well, and I'm learning how my body responds to the many variables that affect blood sugar. I will absolutely KDA.