I even remember someone telling me a few days after Nate was diagnosed that it would become second nature and that she knew a family that had been living with type 1 for years and it was no big deal. Wow! I thought --- I can't wait to get to that point --- no big deal? Second nature?
Bring it on.
Yea --- I'm here to tell ya --- 2 years and 2 months later. That's a load of crap. Yes, it is not quite as overwhelming as it was before but it's certainly still a big deal and it's really not that easy ----- NO MATTER HOW EASY I MAKE IT LOOK --- it's still hard. I am just a mom --- I am NOT a pancreas. Yea, I read the book, Think Like a Pancreas and it helped but I'm still not thinking that much like a pancreas. That pancreas has a freaking hard job.
Does this look like I'm thinking like a damn pancreas?
It's a hard job for sure.
I encourage everyone to read this article on CNN Health - Artificial Pancreas could be 'holy grail' for type 1 diabetics.
And then sign the Artificial Pancreas Petition here, please.
Living with type 1 diabetes has become our life. It is the life that Nate was given and as his mom it is my job (at this point) to do everything in my power to keep him safe and healthy. I hope I do make it look easy. I hope people looking in from the outside don't see how it consumes me. Most of all I hope that I can teach Nate how to live easy with diabetes and I hope that the FDA will make the artificial pancreas a reality for all those that live with type 1 diabetes.
GO. SIGN. IT. NOW.
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J