Sunday, May 8, 2011
Diabetes Blog Week Day 1
I started my blog just a few weeks before the Diabetes Blog week last year. That is when I found many of you and you found me too. <3
Today's post is on admiring the difference. I don't have a lot of words but I just want to say that it's those of you who are playing pancreas for babies that inspire me most. Whether it be 7, 12, 18 months even 2 years old. I play pancreas to a 7 year old who can both feel and articulate her lows. She is able to tell me (mostly) what and how much she will eat. My job is a challenge but, for those of you who can't second guess how much will be eaten and have to work around the grazing that toddlers do and having no clue where that blood sugar is with out checking constantly, I can't imagine. (And for those breast feeding, how do you swag a feeding??) Babies and toddlers are so unpredictable and can't be reasoned with. I am amazed by each of you! I know the fear is the same and counting and measuring carbohydrates is not easier for me but just the nature of a baby or toddler and what brain power and lack of sleep must go in to trying to second guess what is going to work to keep their blood sugar from crashing or skyrocketing is nothing short of amazing in my book. To those of you with babies who are fighting this awful disease, my hat is off to you!
Posted by Heidi =) at 11:52 PM