What a Difference a Year Makes

Today it has been one year since Ian was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

Ironically, my resolution for 2013 was LEARN.  Not exactly the kind of learning I was talking about.

365 days of learning new things about how our bodies work and how his doesn’t.

Learning how to eat right, give meds, deal with sick days, analyze blood sugars, and make decisions based on what’s happening at the very moment.

Diabetes is an unpredictable and random disease, to the point you despise its sick and twisted games….you can never expect the same day twice.

Sometimes a 24 hour period leaves you with a chart that resembles a roller-coaster at Cedar Point.

But this roller-coaster never comes to a complete stop. Ever.

Somewhere in the middle of this past year, I came to accept that.  You have to live in the moment, not worrying about the past or the future.

I am not sure what we are going to do to celebrate today. That’s part of living one day at a time. I guess when he wakes up, he’ll make that decision. My guess is probably a trip to Friendly’s…or he’ll ask me to make cookies.

Enjoying a sweet treat in Feb. 2013

Enjoying a sweet treat in Feb. 2013

Here is the link to his Happy 1st Dia-versary! post on my other blog.

2 responses

  1. Happy Dia-versary to you both. For what it’s worth, I draw strength in how you conquer all the ‘little things’ that have a way of stacking up. Keep swinging! Dan

    1. Thank you,Dan! I appreciate your kind words.

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