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.)
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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