It is here...NOVEMBER
A very important and really, truly a FUN time within the diabetes community and the DOC.
This is our chance to TRY to help people understand the truth about type 1 diabetes.
It's a very positive time.
It's a time when everyone comes together and you don't feel so alone and misunderstood.
Cara loves NOVEMBER not only because it is her birthday month but she loves diabetes month and so does the rest of our Clan. They have a wonderful time helping people understand diabetes. They love going BLUE. They love being involved in the diabetes community because it makes them feel like they are helping Cara in a round about way and I love watching that interaction take place.
BUT this NOVEMBER it is taking it's toll on me already, it's not because of November but the reality of this damn disease.
I'm having trouble with the fact that there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, I'm having trouble with the fact that my daughter must be hooked up to a tiny machine that infuses insulin into her body to keep her alive, I'm having trouble that in the middle of the night I stand completely still and pause before checking Cara's blood sugar to make sure her chest is still rising. I'm having trouble with the fact that NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES we say type 1 diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar, that people with type 1 diabetes will not grow out of this horrible disease, that diabetes is a very serious and life treating disease, that YES Cara can eat that people will still not get it and all the misleading and false statements will follow my daughter and all others with T1D for their whole lives. I'm having trouble with the fact that as hard as I try she will not have a "normal" life. There will be fights, there will be losses, there will be breakdowns and there will be pain. I'm having trouble that most people that are not affected by type 1 diabetes will not give a damn.
I fell like I'm continuously preaching to the choir.
I'm kinda stuck in a BLUE negative mood and I need to break free or everyone in my family is going to miss out on all the FUN.
And there is A LOT going on this month...
Here is something that made me smile today "MEET MEG" and help her give type 1 diabetes the finger. Thank you "Meg" and JDRF because giving type 1 diabetes the finger is what I love to do the most.
Please take a little time to surf the web, read the blogs and get involved for diabetes awareness month.
And don't worry about me, I will turn this frown upside down for this NOVEMBER