Diabetes Blog Week #1: Unexpected

Happy diabetes blog week! I love this event. Thanks, Karen.

Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no sense, tossing out unexpected challenges at random.  What are your best tips for being prepared when the unexpected happens?  Or, take this topic another way and tell us about some good things diabetes has brought into your, or your loved one’s, life that you never could have expected?

UNEXPECTED 1: You have a child with T1d. (Plenty. Just that, right there.)

UNEXPECTED 2: The child has celiac disease too. (Diabetes’s soul-crushingly annoying PITA little brother.)

UNEXPECTED 3: Now you have T1d too, supposedly. (Funny.)

UNEXPECTED 4: Oh, and now your other child has T1d as well. (Not funny.)

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Brothers with absolutely nothing in common but T1d and Clash Royale.

UNEXPECTED 5: You are, and they are, used to this. Huh. Wow. Everyone’s completely fine.

UNEXPECTED 6: Just kidding. Now one of the children has a mystery ailment, TBD.

UNEXPECTED 7: After missing six weeks of school and losing half* his body weight, he can have a break from being deathly ill, courtesy of prednisone. (*exaggeration.)

UNEXPECTED 8: Prednisone is famous in d-world for causing high BG, but did you know it also (in our house) causes spontaneous gushing nosebleeds, leg pain, garrulousness, and an overwhelming feeling that’s like OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING combined with an urgent need to eat and CAN WE GET KRAFT SINGLES alternating with exhaustion and inability to move?

UNEXPECTED 9: (Insert currently unimaginable thing that will seem ordinary in a few weeks.)

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  1. swis12 · May 15, 2017

    Holy messed up batman. I’m sorry I’ve not been more attentive to all that has been happening in your home. I’m sorry that shit has gone so pear shaped in your lives. Id offer to make a casserole but there is the small amount of mileage between us. I will be sending healthy wishes into the universe for you all and huge hugs that stretch across the miles. Love you.


  2. mumoftype1 · May 15, 2017

    You have a crazy ability to turn the tragic into the comic! Top survival skill right there!


  3. Karen · May 15, 2017

    I would like to insert all of the curse words I know right here. Because all of these unexpecteds totally suck and I love you, my friend.

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  4. Kelley · May 16, 2017

    Oh goodness, I just want to reach through my computer screen and give you a big hug!


  5. Catherine Bardagy Winchild · May 16, 2017

    I’m so fucking sorry. 😦


  6. Joanne · May 16, 2017

    I’m so sorry… that is awful. Yet, you’re still standing. And being funny, too.



  7. Need A Nap2 · May 23, 2017

    I still can’t believe #7! I’m so sorry!! I’m seriously glad to know everyone is still alive. 🙂


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