Since I was introduced to the DOC a little over a month ago, I’ve not found many (in fact, I haven’t come across any)blogs by grandparents of anyone with diabetes of any type.
That means that every post I read from each and every blogger is coming from a different perspective than mine.
I do not have of diabetes. I am not a parent of a child or adult with diabetes. I am not a spouse of a person with diabetes. I am not in the medical field. But I am the grandmother of a wonderful young man with Type 1 Diabetes and I desperately want to do what I can to help make his life easier until a cure is found! I want to understand how his body works without a useful pancreas and I want an insight to what he might be feeling, but not sharing with us. I want to make sure that what I say and do, will be a benefit, not add to his struggles that come with living with this disease that never lets you let your guard down or let’s you take a day off!
I have learned that sometimes, no matter how hard you try, or what you do, your bg #’s are not going to cooperate!
I have learned that what works for great bg #’s today might not (and probably won’t) work tomorrow.
I have learned that there is no good type of diabetes.
I have learned that many in the medical field have a lot to learn about diabetes!
I have been reminded that our children with diabetes, grow up to be adults with diabetes.
I have learned that the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) is made up of some very incredible men and women willing to share many of their struggles and innermost thoughts about diabetes and living with it. They do this so that no one suffering with diabetes, of any type, will ever have to feel alone, they do this to enlighten those of us who do not have diabetes and along the way, they have made friendships that will last their lifetimes! They do this day in and day out, through bad times and through good times.
I have learned that what you say can stay with someone a lifetime.
I have learned that effects from a single high or one low can impact your body for days…not just hours.
I have learned the incredible power of social media.
I have learned about the band, Blunt Lancet!
and the power of a cupcake!!
Thank you all so very much for making this grandma feel a part of this most inspiring community!!!
You are all my HEROS!