Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. As for our Mother's Day well that didn't go so good. Today has been filled with high blood sugars, 2 site changes, insulin shots, and many many finger pokes to check BGs and ketones.
I started to reflect on today and it's meaning. I know my daughter is too young to thank me for being her mom but I wondered if she would think I'm a good mom. I started realizing today that since her diagnosis last July I really haven't read to her, played with her, painted/colored with her or danced with her.
I told myself at the beginning that I would always let life be first and Diabetes second. Well it sort of seems I have let Diabetes win and go first. It's a really hard disease to take care of and I know I shouldn't beat myself up too much but I am. I'm working 40hrs. a week then come home too exhausted to do anything with her.
When she was in DKA and the ER doctor told me to pray that she wouldn't go into a coma I thought about all the things she never got to do and the life that she would miss out on. I have tried to take her out more but I don't know if it's enough. I don't know where I'm going to get all the energy to do everything but I have to put some pep in my step and start doing more things with her. I can't let Diabetes take away anymore precious moments & memories.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Things that make you say Hmmmmmm

Elyssa is really in to horses right now. We took her to a ranch today to go feed some horses carrots and apples. Well there was a private party going on so we fed the horses and left pretty quickly.
At home we were watching My Little Ponies and Elyssa said that her My Little Pony toys had diabetes. I thought to myself, "Do horses get diabetes?" Hmmmmmm.... I know everyone always says cats and dogs get diabetes but I thought it was probably due to those animals eating the same food humans do. So I had to google it and there it was.....horses have insulin resistance problems/Type II Diabetes. I tried to search to see if they get some form of Type 1 Diabetes but wasn't able to find anything.
I wonder what other animals get Diabetes and could diabetes in animals help find Diabetes causing factors. It's late so I will just have to google and think about that another day.....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Trying to Spread Awareness on a Daily Level

When my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes I had no idea what it was and that almost cost my daughter her life. Since then I have kept trying to think of ways to spread Type 1 Diabetes awareness.
On my way to work a couple times a week I see a car with a License plate that says DKA. I know that is probably the persons initials or something but every time I see it I feel like beating the crap out of the license plate with a crowbar or baseball bat. It always takes me back to the moment I learned my daughter was in DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis). So to kill the bad vibe of the DKA license plate I decided to match it with my own awesome personalized plate....
I AM SO PROUD OF MY LICENSE PLATE. I have had it almost a month now. People keep asking me about it and I am proud to tell them what CURET1D means to me and so many others!