Today's post is to be about the greatest accomplishment we've made in dealing with diabetes. Obviously, for me. it is not (yet:)) learning how to blog with the best of them. But this is 4 days in a row of posting a blog...not too shabby for me!
I think my/our greatest accomplishment with diabetes has been our complete acceptance of it. One form of this is the determination to make the best food choices (almost always) with the goal of her feeling her best. With the help of the Dexcom we have been able to see how she responds to different foods and different food combinations. We are continually learning. Another aspect is that we don't hide her diabetes. I never want her to be ashamed of it or, as she grows to those dreaded tween/teen years, try to discount her need to continually care for herself no matter what her friends are doing. We don't try to hide when we test her blood sugar. She wears her pump and Dexcom in plain view most days (thanks to TooSweetBoutique for the very cute waist pouches:)) and is beginning to answer the questions from others about her devices instead of always turning to me to answer. I am proud of her. She handles her diabetes with the maturity of someone much older than her nearly 8 (!) years.