Hello everyone in this wonderful group of parents and children with T1,
I am sure we all have days or weeks where we feel overwhelmed with diabetes in every way and wonder if we are really doing well. I have been having those feelings lately and have been dreading taking Courtney into Children's this week. I feel like I have had a few too many missed boluses and was worried her A1C would be higher than we want it. And we all know we expect perfection even though it is somewhat out of our control. Well after all my worrying her A1C was 7.1!!!! Yeah. It is just a small number but it really made me feel like I am taking care of her, even with a few missed boluses from time to time.
Just wanted to share some good news as I am sure we all have the same worries.
I totally know what you're saying! Then when my little one got t1 I was so stressed because I felt increased pressure for her to have a good A1C because that was a messure of how good of a mom I was. It's amazing how good you feel as a mom when you're child's A1C is within target range! When the doctor tells you that number it's like you want to break out in song and dance right there in the office! Feels like you're doing something right as a mom. Enjoy the high!
Hello, I am totally new to this!!! My 7 year old son was just diagnosed three weeks ago...It has been a highly stressful time!! I was beyond shocked when I was told that he had Diabetes. As a parent of a child w/ T1...I would like some advice as how to deal with difficult situations....For now, I'm just focusing in taking it one day at a time...
I am three years into it (my daughter has had it for 3 and I have had it for 26 years) and I was sooo shocked when she got it- still am a little bit-
Advice on how to deal with difficult situations: well, one day at a time is very good,
Also, for me personally, praying and finding strength in my faith has been key.
I just discovered this website a couple of months ago and it has been helpful to hear how others deal with it and get moral support and advice. You know, thinking about it, I was still pretty numb about it for at least a few months and my head would spin.
keep us posted.