Starting this blog off singing the song we wrote for our walk video this past February.
It brings me down, but I get up! Yeah!!! It’s never gonna make me stop!
Dealing with a chronic disease every day and every night takes its toll on a person.
It’s not just the blood sugar numbers, yeah that’s a big part of diabetes but it’s not the only part.
There’s a lot of math involved as well:Counting, adding, subtracting, dividing of carbohydrates, fiber, activity, adjustment of blood sugar all just to figure out how much insulin is needed!
Then let’s remember to figure in emotions and other external stresses! They affect everything way more than you would possibly know! Pet beta dies, blood sugar hitches a ride on a spaceship with a destination of too HIGH! And it doesn’t want to come down anytime soon.
I never know if my daughter’s attitudes and behaviors ate from high or low blood sugars, or just her acting out.
Add all of this into the sleep equation and life takes on a new meaning! It’s like having a newborn baby, that never grows up!
I’m thankful that when I’m feeling the big d burnout, I’ve got a lot of great friends who are always willing to listen. The pwd’s, d-mamas & papas in this club are some of the most amazing and down to earth people I’ve ever had a chance to meet. They’ve all been there, they all know what it feels like and they might even offer suggestions. There are so many resources out there of you’re looking for them. Books, vlogs, blogs, podcasts just look around and you’ll find something!
JDRF has been an amazing resource for us as well. They are willing to help you find someone to talk with if you need it. One of the first diabetes connections I made was through their mentor program.