Tuesday, November 9, 2010

D Blog Day 2010...

As described by Gina **D-blog Day was started on November 9th 2005 during Diabetes Awareness Month, to help unite diabetes bloggers and create awareness about diabetes.
This year’s topic is: 6 things you want people to know about diabetes.

I purposely did not read up on my blogs today so that I wasn't influenced by what everyone said. I Google D blog day, which took me over to Kerri's blog where I copied the picture and found the link to Gina. Phew! Did you get all that?

There are so many things I wish people knew. There is rarely a day that goes by when I don't wish someone would understand what we(I) go through on a daily basis. Sure, Justin will suffer the long term affects from this horrid disease, but the guilt will eat at me because I was in control in the beginning, I was the one that influenced how he cares for himself in the future. ME!

That guilt will ALWAYS rest on my shoulders.

#1 Understanding:
I wish certain people could truly live my life. Just for a short period of time. That way, when I look tired... you can really be interested in the cause rather than thinking I am just being stupid for getting up all night.

#2 Belief:
Believe me when I tell you his every being is effected by this. His mood swings, his ability to focus, his patience, his thinking and most importantly... his self confidence.

#3 Judgement:
Don't pass judgement on me when my son eats a cupcake. A cookie. Or an ice cream. Don't act as if my ability to care for him is lacking. I love him. I would never turn my head and ignore something that could harm him. The worry and dark circles under my eyes should be proof of that.

#4 Difference:
Believe me when I say there is a difference in type one and type two... because THERE IS! I know that type two is difficult. But live a day in my sons shoes and THEN give me your opinion. Don't think that knowing someone who has to take a pill qualifies you as an expert.

#5 Filter:
Think about what you say. Especially when my child is standing there. He has the rest of his life to worry more than he already does. Deep down he/we know the complications... we do not need you to remind us. He does not need to know how many of your relatives have died.  And he does not need to hear your opinion about how "bad he has it".

#6 Strength:
Know that my sons strength is greater than you can imagine. Know that he endures way more than he should have to at his age and that he does it with more courage than you and I have combined.

Well there you go... my take on D blog day.

Hope you all had a good one. I need to go get caught up on my reading now ;)


Meri said...

A very touching post Lora. You spoke to our hearts. Love ya!

Amy said...

Filter. Yep! People need to understand these are young minds with soft hearts. Tread lightly. Be gently. Don't bruise these kids with harsh opinions. T1 kids may appear mature due to the responsibilities they carry, but they are still kids. Filter what you say!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very very nice list. Thank you for sharing! ((hugs))

Jen said...

So well said Lora!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Excellent list, Lora!

Unknown said...

AW, love the "Filter" one for sure. Very heart-felt. I love it.

Great SIX. Great post...WONDERFUL, uber-awesome YOU!

Have a great day Lora.

Kelly said...

I loved this post. We are almost to our 1 year mark after being diagnosed. I can't stand it when people that know she has diabetes look at me like I'm a terrible parent when I allow her to have a cupcake at a party. Do they think I'm not monitoring? Ugh! It drives me batty! Worst part about it? It mostly happens at church functions... nice huh?

:) Tracie said...

LOVED the last line in #4.....

Nice list!

Heather said...

Understanding...that is a BIG one here. So many people in my family and some of my friends just do not understand and don't try to. Frustrating to say the least.

Strength...our D kids are amazing aren't they? :)
Great list Lora!

Anonymous said...

after browsing a lot of crappy blogs today, thisone is different!

Anonymous said...

www.mydiabetic-child.com is wonderful. There's always all of the ideal info in the ideas of my fingers. Thanks and keep up the excellent work!

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