|T1D Moms have the Sweetest Kids|
For those of you who are not familiar with Type 1 Diabetes, Riva Greenberg Diabetes advocate, author, speaker and coach gives a very accurate description of day to day life with T1D here: Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained.
|August 26, 2013 -- Kaylicious's 1st Day of Kindergarten, 1st Ambulance Ride & The Day We Found Out She Has T1D|
Since Kaylicious's T1D Diagnosis, I have actually worked through the five stages of grief:
I didn't realize this was happening until I hit the Bargaining Stage, where I "what-iffed" myself crazy for a month or so trying to figure out what could have been done differently to avoid having my child get Type 1 Diabetes.
We've made a few discoveries along the way that have made treating T1D a little more manageable and helped me get to Stage 5 . . . Acceptance. I'll be sharing some of the T1D tools that have been the most helpful for us in an upcoming post.
Until then, I will leave you with one thought that both gives me hope and makes me grateful. Insulin was discovered less than 100 years ago. Prior to that, a diagnosis of Juvenile Diabetes was essentially a death sentence. Today, Type One Diabetics have a life expectancy similar to the general population. T1D can be difficult to manage, but understanding of the disease, treatment methods and technology have come a long way in a short time and are improving everyday.