Monday, May 09, 2011

#Dblog Week- You Say Potato, I Say Carb Bomb..

Admiring our differences - Monday 5/9: We are all diabetes bloggers, but we come from many different perspectives. Last year, Diabetes Blog Week opened my eyes to all of the different kinds of blogs (and bloggers) out there – Type 1s, Type 2s, LADAs, parents of kids with diabetes, spouses of adults with diabetes and so on. Today let’s talk about how great it is to learn from the perspectives of those unlike us! Have you learned new things from your T2 friends? Are D-Parents your heroes? Do LADA blogs give you insight to another diagnosis story? Do T1s who’ve lived well with diabetes since childhood give you hope? Pick a type of blogger who is different from you and tell us why they inspire you - why you admire them - why it’s great that we are all the same but different!!

Living with diabetes is difficult, on every level. Type 1's, Type 2's, Parents of Kids with diabetes, spouses...neither of these roles is easy. But,in my humble opinion,having diabetes is easier then having a child with diabetes. I read alot of inspirational blogs & I'm in awe of parents who manage 2,3 sets of diabetes(or even their own) while I can barely manage my own. They find the courage from their children(and within themselves).People like Meri and Trev and many, many others..they're just incredible. I mean, just being a parent is hard, much less of a kid with diabetes. They're also part of the few that really GET how hard diabetes really is. And even though I do not get how hard that is,(to be a parent of a CWD) I would say that it humbles me (and amazes me) that kind of selfless love.(one night of 4-5 hours of sleep does me in, much less constantly) Your children will thank you, one day. And even though there's ten million ways of "managing" diabetes (specific to the individual themselves),the way certain foods have a disastrous post-postprandial effect (upon the PWD's blood sugars) is just one example of the bonds that all (or most) of us share.(type 2, type 1, LADA, parent of CWD, spouse, etc.)

Viva la difference!


Mike Lawson said...

The title of the post made me laugh! Which is ironically what my Dblog was about today.

Good post!!

Wendy said...

Awww...thanks :)

So funny, because I opened with the same one liner -- well, sort of!

It's good to know we're all in it together. Rowing the same boat.

What an incredible blessing has been found in the DOC.

For that I will be forever grateful :)

Michael Hoskins said...

Great post, Heidi. You're right - all of those D-Moms and D-Dads are pretty amazing. But those PWD who are also in the parental-pancreas roles... WOW. Even more amazingly stellar. Thanks for sharing this.

George said...

I keep reading about parents of CWD's and all I can say is, they are awesome. AS a parent I could not imagine having to manage my kids diabetes. I get sad when they have a cold!