Justin's Story

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Be Thankful!

I've got a lot on my mind lately regarding diabetes. It's been rather frustrating lately, we've had a few pump sites fail resulting in a blood sugar of almost 500. I hate that Justin has to deal with this rotten disease, I truly hate it.  
  In the mornings when I go to wake him up, I sometimes for a split second will remember life before diabetes, and how peaceful he looks at the moment.  Then I will see the pump site or Dexcom site peeking out from under his shirt and be thrown back to reality. My heart aches for him.  

But as much as it sucks living with this disease, he's here with me.  There have been too many stories this year about children that didn't make it because of misdiagnosis.  It makes me sad & angry that it's being missed by doctors.  I think the first thing that needs to happen is people getting over the thought that diabetes is because of eating sugar/junk food.  That's tough to do since even childrens movies make fun of diabetes. If you haven't already Hotel Transylvania 2, has a comment about eating cake and getting diabetes. :-/
 Its really frustrating!! 

I'm trying really hard not to complain about diabetes, especially on Facebook where I know I have a friend who lost a child to this.  Its not fair at all.  People come into our life for reasons and this is something I need to get past.  I do not want that vibe passed onto Justin, he knows he can do anything & this isn't going to stop him!