Justin's Story

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mantras and More-Day 4 Diabetes blog week

Today we are getting back to the positive with our topic Mantras and More. Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets you through a hard day? Or, more specifically, a hard diabetes day? Something positive you tell yourself, or mantras, or what you fall back on to get you through. Maybe we've done that and we can help others do it too? (Thanks to Meri of Our Diabetic Life for suggesting this topic.)

What gets me through a hard day?  Knowing that I'm doing everything in my power to help Justin and sometimes diabetes is just a pain in the ass and has nothing to do with anything he or I did.  

Since he was diagnosed I just take it one number at a time, if its high correct, if its low treat....and move on.  Even though when I see a high number or a too low number I'm thinking dammit all I don't let on to Justin that I'm annoyed.  Because I don't want him thinking he's doing something wrong or I'm mad at him, I'm mad because diabetes is being a jerk to my kid. In the beginning he would get anxious when he seen a "bad" number and I had to keep telling him its ok, we have the insulin to bring it down, your fine. Now we both roll it off and move on.

I try to remember that were doing the best we can and its not easy to control T1D, And if it was a particularly rough day a good cry may be in order.   

That always helps me feel a little better..........


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