Tired and jet lagged...
We just got back from a cruise and I'm planning on making a post on everything I learned when cruising with a T1D child. But I'm so jet lagged and tired that it will have to wait for later. But I have lots to share including some pretty pictures.
I have noticed that I've reached a point with T1D where it's normal and routine. Even though I hate it on those days I want to be lazy - I attempt to remain positive and see it as simply a part of who my child is. Which brings me to my pet peeve. I have to confese I'm getting a bit tired of hearing people respond with comments like 'Oh that's a shame.' When finding out she is a diabetic. It's so negative - like there's something wrong with her. And yes, T1D isn't how it's suppose to be - but I don't want my child hearing how sad or bad it is that she has it. I want her to accept it, live with it and have a good life with out trite pity. Jilly is proud to be who she is - broken pancreas and all and there's nothing to be ashamed of for it.
My other pet peeve (and I know it's shared by others) is when people realize what she has and respond with that they or someone they know is a Type 2 diabetic. I want to start responding to the next 'Oh my Aunt has type 2 diabetes' with a blood curdling scream. It's not the same thing!