Monday, May 16, 2016

Message Monday - 2016 Diabetes Blog Week Day 1

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.

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  1. Glad to hear that you're dealing with it okay, and that you have the support of your family. Look forward to reading this week.

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    1. Thanks! I'm going to try to keep up with the writing. The reading may have to happen next week. HA!

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  2. Thanks to Diabetes Blog Week, I found your blog! That's crazy that your son was the first diagnosed and then you and your hubby followed. I'm sorry it happened but I look forward to reading more of your blog.

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    1. It has been crazy for sure. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Whaaaaaaat? Three? I can't believe you were dx'd too. How crazy. I hope you're adjusting well. I just read your dx story and I'm glad you finally found someone to listen to you.

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    1. I know, crazy! Adjusting pretty well, I think. Thankfully it only took a couple of weeks. I know some adults that are misdiagnosed take years to get it right.

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  4. I seriously can't even imagine. Thank you so much for sharing this journey because you have so much to teach all of us.

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    1. I'll do my best!! I have lots to say (right or wrong) and hopefully I will find the time to write.

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  5. I suppose that people are always telling you that with your luck, you should be buying lottery tickets....

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    1. Yes, that and at least I know what to do.

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  6. Unbelievable! So the upside is that you get to kick T1D's ass three times instead of only one or two, right? :)

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  7. Really? Oh good grief. Nice to meet you! I'm looking forward to learning more about you and your family.

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    1. Good grief is right! My first words upon finding out weren't quite so polite. Haha

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  8. I think my eyes are in shock! What crazy circumstances. I'll be adding your blog to my regular reads. Very interested to see your story as a family develop.

    I suppose it would still be an adjustment for your whole family all the same. How do you tell all your insulins apart?

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    1. It really is a shock! We have an organizer thing in the kitchen and we each have our own spot on it for our insulin and meter.

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  9. All I can think reading your post is "Wow." Your family is really in this together.

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