The things I have learned for TU DIABETES so far...
Honestly, at the very beginning of this project, I was a bit hesitant to encourage Manuel to work even more than he already does… The reason: sometimes it just gets hard for us to have some healtly balance in our lives. We simply run out of time, at the end of the day, we end up giving up important things for ourselves: like exercising, relax, or have some quality time as a family. However, in the last few days, I have realized many things, more importantly, that since Manuel was diagnosted I have been afraid:
Afraid of not doing the right thing in an emergency.
Afraid of not being a strong steady support for my husband all the time.
Afraid of not noticing a low episode. Afraid of getting mad unfairly.
Afraid of not being absolutely on top of our diet.
Especially afraid of my son developing diabetes, he is 3 years now.
Afraid of not doing ALL in my power to prevent anything like that to happen.
I know, it makes no sense to be afraid… I don’t even think or talk about this… I believe, you just have to do your best, and never stop trying. Now I see communication is actually a great therapy for fear… ;)
Sometimes things in life evolve in unexpected ways. Just reading the forums, being connected with others sharing your (or your loved ones) situation, makes you particularly aware not only that you are not alone and that you are in charge, and more importantly, and that there are so many extraordinary people managing or not to keep up… it has been a learning experience and I am looking forward for more,
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