Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?
I would like to petition germs.
It seems to me like a reasonable request for them to stay away from not only Bean, but our whole family.
We have been fortunate since Bean's dx almost three years ago (holy cow!) that she is a very healthy kiddo. I could count on one hand, and probably have a couple of fingers left over, the times she's been sick. Sure, the 'little colds' last way longer for her and can make her BGs wonky, but we've never had to go to the ER or use glucagon (regular or mini-doses).
However, that doesn't mean that every time I hear that there's something going around school or Bug brings something home or I start feeling not so great I get anxious that Bean is going to catch whatever 'it' is and get it ten times worse because of D.
So, I think that all T1s and their families (or whom ever they are closest with and spend the most time with) should be allowed a lifetime pass on any and all germs.
If that means I have to take a pill everyday, so be it.
If I have to have a shot, so be it....it seems only fair that it might take a shot to help me protect Bean who will have to deal with shots in some shape, form, or fashion for the rest of her life or until a cure is found.
If I have to give up chocolate....well, that would be harder, but I'd gladly do it if that means I never, ever have to worry about Bean getting sick or catching something from one of us.
So, germs. hear my plea. Name your terms and we will start negotiations. The only thing I want in return is a guarantee that you will leave all T1s and their families alone! We all have enough to deal with without you mucking things up!!