OH! Dear, sweet, caretakers of diabetics, How I long to thank each and every one of you. Individual hugs and thank you’s for every single one of you. Every perfect pair of eyes that watches us struggle and every heart that worries about us as we fight Diabetes. You are also heroes in this battle.
I can still remember being in high school and my mom coming in and making me sit up and talk to her. “Are you Alive?” she’d ask me, trying to act like she was kidding, and make me check my blood sugar. I would grumble and complain and call her crazy.
But now I’m a mom. And I cannot imagine how horrible it must be to see your child suffer with this disease. Or any other loved one, for that matter. It must be so stressful to not be behind the wheel, to have even less control than we diabetics do over Diabetes and how it can affect a person.
It must be so hard to watch us as we eat doughnuts. Or to watch as we long to eat doughnuts but decide we shouldn’t. Watch us as we beat ourselves up; or worse to watch us try to be “normal” by ignoring our disease.
To worry along with us about all the side effects that come along with this disease. To spend your days wishing you could take the burden from us. To live in constant fear that we just won’t wake up one morning.
I’ll admit, as a person who has diabetes, these fears can be daunting, but now as a mother I know they’d be magnified by a million if it were one of my children instead of me.
If you take care of someone with Diabetes in any capacity, bless you. And if you have Diabetes, go hug your mama.
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