Friday, November 9, 2012
So I've compared having a child with diabetes to having a newborn. The level of constant care and attention and planning is similar. And today I was reminded again of this as we spent hours out on an errand that should not have taken that long. But when you have to stop and check blood sugars, stop to treat a low, stop for a needed snack...it adds up in time similar to the amount of time it takes for the diaper changes and feedings needed when out with a newborn. But diabetes doesn't grow up and need less care. Even those beautiful people who have been managing it for decades still have highs that require an impromptu pump site change in the vehicle or lows that stop them in their tracks, demanding to be fed. My sweet girl will have 60 or 70 YEARS of caring for diabetes. Overwhelming if I stop to think about that.