Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Two Years Of Kickin' D-butt
Today marks two years since Bean was dx-d with Type 1 Diabetes.
Two years of finger pokes...conservative estimate of 8,030 times
Two years of shots and pod changes....shots, about 520; pod changes, about 260.
Two years of slurping juice boxes in 10 seconds for lows.
Two years of chugging water and giving corrections for highs.
Two years of middle of the night checks to make sure her BG is in a safe range for her to sleep peacefully through the night and wake ready for the next day.
Two years of carb counting, food weighing, saying things like "you HAVE TO finish your dessert, you were dosed for it!"
Two years of educating friends and family; trying to help them understand something any one who doesn't live it 24/7 can really understand and trying to be OK with that.
Two years of school interrupted for BG checks and insulin doses and pod alarms and general yucky feelings because of BGs.
Two years of getting phone calls about BGs or cupcakes or pod alarms or general yucky feelings.
Two years of not letting D be the most important thing in Bean's life or our family's lives.
Two years of taking things in stride (as best we can) and trying not to let D get the best of us.
Two years of doing our best to not let D get in the way of Bean doing anything...from playdates to birthday parties to horseback riding lessons to ice skating lessons to swimming lessons to just hanging out and watching movies on the couch.
Two years of Kickin' D-butt!!
Posted by Denise aka Mom of Bean at 8:01 PM