Mothers' Day is swiftly approaching, so it's a good time to celebrate moms! Are you a mom with diabetes? Do you HAVE a mom with diabetes? Are you the mom of a CHILD with diabetes? Let's share some stories, experiences, thoughts a celebration about being and having moms!
I'm a Mum (cause I'm an Aussie) with T1 diabetes. My boy, now ten years old is good at recognising if my BGLs are off-target so he helps to take care of me. I feel very fortunate to have such a supportive family, especially knowing that many don't... :)
Not only am I the mom of a diabetic child (she's 23 now diagnosed when she was 11) I'm also a grandma of 3 lovely children while I was diagnosed at 10 myself with D My kids (have 2) took good care of their mom when she went low (so far as my oldest daughter calling the paramedics when she was 3 b/c mommy was acting funnt) to my g-daughter now 5 calling them when she was 4. LOVE MY KIDS & G-KIDS!!! Without them I might not behere now.
I'm none of the above, but want to take this opportunity to say how much I admire and respect Type 1 women who deal with this time sucking condition at the same time as raising children (and maintaining careers, relationships, schooling, etc). As well as to moms who have all the responsibility, heartache and anxiety of having their children diagnosed with this condition. I have enough trouble taking care of this semi-retired single childless Type 1! You are all amazing!
I totally agree with what Zoe says about T1 moms and moms with T1 children. These folks are awesome. And for those that are doing double duty such as Doris D well there isn't a pedestal high enough.
Thank you Gary & Zoe! I really didn't (and don't) see it as anywhere near doing a good job just look at it as doing what I'm suppost to do as a mom.
My mom taught me the phrase "when the going gets tough, put your head down and run forward". I love it and I'm eternally grateful to her for passing it along. (She also taught me "when the going gets tough, go shopping". I use both mottos often).
I was told "when the going gets tough the tough get going" Quote directly from my Mother...
Mmmm. My mom was more along the lines of "when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping." It actually worked for her in a variety of ways. Inherent, was the unspoken commitment that my Mom "bruted" her way through it all and made it to 89 with a pretty damn good sense of liveliness and humor intact. I don't quite have it in me, but I might yet find it!
I'm a mom with diabetes but the real heroines to me are the moms of the kids with T1 who do everything for their children with a mother's love. May you all have a wonderful Mother's Day. :)
My grand-maman had diabetes....we lost her to the complications. It's a red thread in our family....diabetes. I too have it, and our daughter has pre-diabetes. It's not easy being green as Kermit said!
I am a mum with diabetes. My diabetes was triggered early in my first pregnancy. It didn't go away after the pregnancy. It was much worse in my second pregnancy, and now post pregnancy I am still working out how to handle it.
I don't regret my 2 beautiful girls though. Diabetes is just one of the prices to pay.
I have a terrific Mum with type 2 di and i think she is a great support of me being a type 1 member and although she doesnt go on tudiabetes happy Mothers day for sunday hope it was/is great 2012