Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Recently I was invited to an event for T1 mom's put on by our diabetic clinic NO KIDS ALLOWED. It was a chance for us mom's to get together and share stories, frustrations and gossip ;) It was at a pottery decorating store, at first I was very hesitant, I'm not the most creative person but by the end of the night I did not want to leave that place. They have shelves and shelves of unfinished pottery. You pick the piece that you would like to work on and you paint it the way you wish and by the end of the night you have a beautiful piece of pottery that they glaze and bake.
It was amazing to spend some face to face time with other women that are going through some of the same things that you are. It was nice to see some old faces. One of the other mom's that was there, her 2 year old son was at the hospital and diagnosed the day before we were with Cara when she was first diagnosed. Another mom that I had met and sat next to at our Telus walk for the cure community kickoff was also their. Her brother died of a diabetic induced heart attack at the age of 29 I believe?. The next day or so she was in the hospital with her 3 year old daughter who was being diagnosed with T1. The really freaky part of her story is that she looked at her brothers BG meter after his death and his BG was the exact same number that her daughters BG was at her time of diagnoses. There where also some new faces. One of the mom's has 2 daughters diagnosed within 3 months of each other..... boy how hard would that be? I thought of you Meri and I told her about you too! It was a great group of ladies!
It was also a learning experience for me. I learned if your T1 child is low at a fair the first thing that you grab should not be the cotton candy. You are wasting valuable time trying to force feed your child because cotton candy does not have a lot of carbs. Who would have thought? well I did not.
I had a wonderful night and I hope to do it again very soon. By the way I pick a beautiful princess money bank figurine for Cara's birthday that is coming up in November, I hope she loves it!!