Monday, February 27, 2012

NaBloPoMo #27 ~ Lessons Learned

NaBloPoMo February 2012
Today's prompt:  What is something you have
learned from someone else?

Wow, such a loaded question.  And so many different directions I could take in answering.

I think I'm going to focus on my D-family for this one.  The ones that live in my computer and offer their take on this crazy life we are all living.  I'm not even going to try to spread linky love with this list because I'm sure I'd miss some great things and great people, and I don't want anyone to feel left out.

These 'lessons' will be in random 'how they pop into my brain' order.

*Glucagon can be used for more than the 'serious, unresponsive' situation that was presented to us in the hospital.

*Stripper shoes are best when they come in blue.

*Sending your D-kid to camp is a crazy, but well worth it decision.

*Time spent waiting for a low to come up can seem like an eternity.

*D-kids can do some seriously A.M.A.Z.I.N.G things.

*Adults with D have wonderful insights for us D'rents and their experiences are hope for the future our kids are facing.

*Walking to support a cure unites us all...and produces some totally cool T-shirts.

*There are days that D plays nicely in the corner and days that D kicks you when you are down...and there is 
ALWAYS someone there to celebrate or help pick you up.

*CGM graphs aren't always pretty.

*Random beeps drive us crazy.

*Sugar is kept in some pretty odd socks.

*Test strips have no boundaries or sense of personal space and will invade any and every place imaginable.

*It doesn't matter how you get your insulin, via shot, pump, or pod, everyone has what works for them.

*Play dates require A LOT of preplanning.

*School nurses can be angels in disguise.  And the lack of one can seem like hell on earth.

*A1cs, no matter how much we don't want them to, sit in judgment of our pancreatic skills and can make us cry and bang our heads against the wall.

*We can function, albeit not fabulously, on very little to no sleep for days because of stupid BGs.

* has to be done.

*Honey badger don't care. 

I treasure each and every one of my DOC family members.  I love your kids like my own. 
There is a special connection that ties us together that no one, except those who live it, can ever truly understand.
We 'get' each other, and for that I am extremely grateful.


  1. Love it and love the DOC! Thanks for sharing your life with diabetes too!

  2. I have to know... is the sugar in the socks one me? Or is there some other wack-a-doo out there who does this?

  3. I agree with feeling like all the DOC kiddos are loved as your own. Personally, I love them more like my nieces and nephews . . . more endearing and less irritating.

    Great post, my friend :)

  4. love this post, love the DOC, and love you my friend! I am also totally giggling at "wack-a-doo" LOL I am definitely using that one tomorrow :o)

  5. Great brain dump! Fun list. :)


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