I am really enjoying all of the posts. Day 1 was so interesting reading about everyone's D day & I loved all of the anti-low ideas from yesterday. I am totally stocking up on Smarties ASAP! I'm falling behind on comments but that doesn't mean I don't love you!! I got nothing but love for all my D bloggy friends.
Today's post subject:
Wednesday 5/12 – Your Biggest Supporter. Sure, our diabetes care is ultimately up to us and us alone. But it’s important to have someone around to encourage you, cheer you, and even help you when you need it. Today it’s time to gush and brag about your biggest supporter. Is it your spouse or significant other? Your best friend, sibling, parent or child? Maybe it’s your endo or a great CDE? Or perhaps it’s another member of the D-OC who is always there for you? Go ahead, tell them just how much they mean to you!
I actually cranked out the posts for day 1 and day 2 on Sunday (finished up on Monday morning) but have to admit I have been dreading this post. I never want to hurt anyone's feelings or leave anyone out when I am giving praise. Now I know what it must be like to win an Academy Award - I would be terrible at giving at acceptance speech!!
I started a post last week that is still sitting in the draft folder that I will save for a later date titled "Not all dads do D". Sadly, my spouse is not my biggest D supporter. He is a great dad but he is in some kind of D denial. He can check Nate's bg and bolus him with the PDM when he has to but most of Nate's care is handled by me.
Daddy & Nate
My parents are great and always willing to help out in a pinch but I know that D still scares them and is still pretty confusing for them. Don't get me wrong my parents support me in A LOT of ways but they cannot be my biggest D supporter when they do not fully understand what it takes to keep the little man alive. They are my biggest supporters for everything else. Best. Parents. Ever.
GaGa, Poppa and Nate
I love my friends. What would a girl do without her friends? Are they cheering me on? Yes. Are they always there for me? Yes. Are they awesome? Yes. Do they fully understand diabetes? No. Do I want them to? NO! I don't think you can fully understand what it is to live with D unless you live with D. That being said I am glad that my friends are not my biggest D supporters because I do not want any of them to ever know what it is like to live with D.
So, who is my biggest D supporter? You are!
If you read this blog and leave supportive comments - you are my biggest D supporter. If you have been reading it from the beginning and made it through all of the negative posts then YOU are my biggest supporter. If you are a D-Mom or a D-Dad and you are awake with me at all hours of the night then you are my biggest supporter! If you know sleepless nights, worry, highs, lows, insulin on board and no insulin on board, can chat about basals and bolusing & love a person with D, are a person with D then YOU are my biggest D supporter.
I would like to thank everyone for all of the love and support I have received over the past 8 months from all of my family - - - especially my parents, my old friends, my new friends and the diabetic online community.
Thanks Y'all - - - I know I could not have done it with out each of you.