Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #12, November 23, 2012

What memories will they have? That of mom, or that of zombie mom?

Do our children see a different picture than we do? Laura wonders about the memories she's building with her girls as she goes sleepless night after sleepless night. It's a very thought provoking post that asks some really tough questions.

Four Days to Two D

Do they really want an answer? Or are they asking to be polite?

Nikki wonders how she should answer when people ask about her diabetes. How do you answer a question like that? Do you gloss over everything, just to be polite? Or do you dig into some details and hope they will understand?


Fighting more than just her high blood sugar.

Alanna wonders about what happens to her emotionally when her blood sugar is not where she'd like it. Fighting feelings of guilt and asking why she was dealt the diabetes card. It starts a spiral of emotional yuck that she needs help dealing with, and lately that help has come from the DOC.

Life on T1

Have you ever heard of a "zoetrope?"

Words fail to paint a picture that does a zoetrope justice, but thankfully, Kerri has a video for us. This marvel of moving art struck her in a surprising way, and she shares the revelation of how diabetes is much like a zoetrope to her.

Six Until Me

Where the snapshot of a glucose test doesn't tell the whole story.

Getting a glimpse of her son's day at school opens Katy's eyes to just how intrusive diabetes can sometimes be, even though a single blood sugar check shows a nearly perfect number. The pieces fall into place as she gets more info and a little piece of our hearts break as we understand.

Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes

What do you do when things don't go right? Try again.

One of the most amazing people I have ever met shares an inspiring post about how we get through life with diabetes, one try at a time. Covering everything from eating pizza to forgetting meters at home, she tells us to just keep trying.

Our Diabetic Life

Observations, questions, answers, and perspectives.

Tamara writes a great post about having an opportunity to watch her daughter in school during classroom visit day. What she thought would be bothersome and attention drawing turns out to represent something she didn't expect.

T1 Family

What does diabetes have in common with taming lions?

Nicole grabs my attention once again with a post that compares taming lions to learning to live with diabetes. With no great surprise, there are many approaches to both. She talks of the tools used to keep the lion tamers alive and about how a beast is still a beast.

dLife - Blogabetes

About Scott K Johnson

Scott K. Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. He has been writing about his struggles and successes with diabetes since late 2004.

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