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I am a stay at home mom who is raising twins. One of my guys has type 1 diabetes and one does not. I am writing this blog to unite type 1 parents or twin parents. Comment on my posts or in the "what's your high?" and "what's your low?" to join the community of parents just trying to do the best we can!

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Diabetes 201

Well, another holiday season has come and gone. Click here to see last year's post.  I didn't get everything I wanted off of last January's list. Click here to see that list! But I  can say with satisfaction that this year diabetes didn't "get us". It kind of just blended into the scenery. We had a couple of highs after some "let the kid be a kid" moments with high carb foods. We also had a couple of lows with Rocco playing too hard in the snow or with his cousins. But, nothing really was too high or too low for too long. For this, I am more than grateful!

This year was about being normal but vigilant, mixing with family and friends and mostly doing a good job in maintaining Rocco’s blood sugars within a reasonable (but not always perfect) range. Fingers crossed. I hope this sets the tone for the New Year.

With diabetes now being in the background of our days and not the forefront, it got me thinking. I think we can check Diabetes 101 off the list! Since most of my days feel like "been there, done that" instead of "HOLY CRAP! WHAT DO WE DO NOW?" I feel like we can truly say that we’ve arrived at a more advanced Diabetes 201 phase.

Now, I know I will still need to contend with raging growth hormones, "starving" pre-adolescentsplaying video games while mindlessly eating junk food and the odd teenage addiction to slurpees, but I figure that is more like Diabetes 301. No rush!

I wonder what Diabetes 401 is? Probably "letting go" for the college years. Ugh... Makes me want to snuggle my little guys right now, thinking about those days ahead. Wonder why it is so hard to appreciate the moment? Another thought for another day...

For now, I will concentrate on routine Diabetes 201 living, such as watching Rocco’s blood sugars at basketball practice, when he’s playing with Zeke in the snow and after eating treats at school parties.  All the while ensuring that both Rocco and Zeke feel secure and normal.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

My favorite part...

Since most of my days feel like "been there, done that" instead of "HOLY CRAP! WHAT DO WE DO NOW?"

I totally agree, very seldom do we get a "Holy Crap" moment these days... LOL!!