Monday, January 18, 2010

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!


  1. Oh wow yes we must accept what and who we are and we have diabetes and so be it . Nothing to be ashamed of at all .

  2. I'm on board with you. I know they are just trying to be empathetic...but man, they have no idea.

    We are supposed to use these instances as teaching moments...But sometimes, I just don't want to get into it. :(

  3. LOL ya I have those pet peeves too...or when they say, "is that the bad one or the good one?" What kind of question is that anyway? Sheesh!!

    But it isn't anything to be ashamed's a disease. The disease isn't all's only a small part of what makes our kids our kids. :D