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!
Though my mom doesn't have diabetes, she has been extremely supportive and caring about this issue with me. Has helped me out a great deal, probably more than anyone else. So I am definitely thankful and lucky.
Just saw this "YO MAMA BATTLE (of compliments)" video a little bit ago. Thought it was hilarious! (and well deserved for all yo mamas)
Hugs to all the moms in the TuDiabetes family!!!
This video is my new favorite thing ever.
Um, after my mom, of course.
I have posted my mom's (a T2) word of wisdom to me when I was 12 many times: "It could be worse. You could have everlasting diarrhea." Weirdly, they have been words I fall back to a lot--things could be much, much worse.
She was the best. She has been gone over 30 years (breast cancer in 1983) and I miss her everyday.
Oh Spock--I love this one. I Truly Despise all the Comparative Misery Psychobabble that crops up---my "owie is worse than your owie"....But Perpetual Diarrhea? Wow. Even I, with my bias, can feel that this would be seriously Awful!...Think I would have liked your Mom a lot!
What a lovely thread. Thanks, Emily....My mom knew nothing about the D until after my Dad's 3rd stroke, after which time she spent a decade caring for him in horrible circumstances--though not the worst by far---there was some health insurance and Medicare, supportive neighbors and friends. Sorry to say, we kids barely knew what was happening. Never knew he was diabetic until I was Dx 18 years after his death. He never had a meter. All she knew to do was restrict sugar and alcohol. When I think of their ignorance and how hard they had to work so late in life, it makes my heart ache.....
Neither of my parents had diabetes or anyone that we knew but still they ended up with 3 little Type 1's. I honestly don't know how(mainly Mom) managed to keep us going plus herself and my non-diabetic sister way back in the 50's and 60's. I appreciate her so much and my Dad cuz he worked hard.
We went to celebrate Mother's Day with her in the country, took her to her favourite restaurant, bought her groceries, went to the Mother's Day mass with her, surprised her with gifts and washed her car. She enjoyed the pampering. :)
I am a Type 1 for 51 years and I have 2 dear children who look after me and their Dad if we need help. We do appreciate them.
Wishing all Mom's of all kinds a belated Happy Mother's Day.
That was a loaded video. They must have reallllly awesome MaMa's. Thanks for the giggle Manny. :)
I'm a mother of a 3-year-old and a working mom (professor) and a type 1. I did well with blood sugar control (HbA1c 5.4%-6%) until my child came along (HbA1c went to 7-7.2% with MANY highs and 20 pounds gained). Exercise on-the-spur-of-the moment as well as regular exercise have fallen off my plate and so has eating as well as I used to. It's starting to get a little better though now that my boy is older and now that I don't feel so much pressure from my job. I'm determined to do better.
I came here for support when i was a new mom and was totally overwhelmed and was given no empathy, just advice to "Quit your job" so I haven't been back hardly at all. I wish there were more people who understood that parenthood is a huge job and diabetes is a huge job and throw in a high-stress outside employment job and I didn't do that great at handling it all. But things are looking up!!!! And I have a beautiful child and we'll make it, God willing.
Hi Maria. I just don't understand why you found no empathy here at TuD; it's totally unusual. At any rate, I'm glad that things are looking up for you. I remember way back when I had little ones, was working and trying to find decent day care for them, and every thing in the world that could go wrong did in fact go wrong. Well, those days are over and I do believe that you will find support here now. Good luck!
I have a mother who has a son with diabetes...
My mom deserves a lot, if not all, of the credit for getting me up and running with diabetes. I honestly don't know how she did it, those first couple days. Right after my diagnosis, our family got hit with a nasty virus that boomeranged me back into the hospital and sent everyone else into bed.. except for Mom.
Three cheers for mothers!!