When we guess the carbs in a pizza, and we fail miserably?
Pizza is so worth it.
When we change basal rates and the lows become overwhelming?
Getting things right the first time is called luck.
When we sleep through our 2am alarm two nights in a row?
Sometimes it just takes a different ring tone to do the trick.
When pump sites gets ripped out three times in one day?
Pumps have bad days just like everyone else.
When we get tired of reminding our teenager to test at school?
If there is anything worth our time, it is that.
When we reach out to someone and they don't respond?
Life is busy and crazy. Maybe it isn't personal. Maybe they are dealing with their own demons.
When the school administration just doesn't get it?
We must let them see our hearts. We can do this.
When the A1C is between here and the outer stratosphere?
That number indicates what happened yesterday. What will happen today is up to us.
When we forget the blood sugar monitor at home?
Everyone forgets sometimes. We need to cut ourselves some slack.
When diabetes brings only sadness and resentment into our life?
Count our blessings. Find some perspective.
When life hands us lemonade, make lemons...life will be all like what???? ~Phil Dunphy.
Try to laugh.
It makes all the difference.
When blood sugars are high all the live long day?
Tomorrow is a new day. The body begins a new rhythm. Don't give up.
When we leave the kids to go on a date, and blood sugars drop low.
There is nothing more worthwhile for a marriage than a night out. Nothing.
When we feel like all we do is fail?
Illness, stress...growth spurts...they are not our fault.
When our insurance denies something important?
Insurances like to say no the first time. That is why there is an appeals process.
When it is blood draw day and our children are in tears?
One day they won't cry. Maybe next time will be the day they don't.
When the people in our life don't know how much we love them?
It's what it's all about. Despite what diabetes wants us to think...it isn't all about diabetes...
It is the story of Our Diabetic Life.
Not trying is not an option.
It is all we can do.
Trying today will change our tomorrow.
And besides. If we keep trying...one day, we might even succeed.