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moms with diabetes

“Instead of making insulin …”

Diabetic Mommy By December 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 11 Comments

“What’s insulin?” my daughter asked me as I was buckling her into the car seat. She knows the word because vials of insulin sit where the butter usually resides in other people’s refrigerators. “Insulin is a hormone that people’s pancreases make.  It helps make the foods we eat into something our bodies can use for energy.  My pancreas doesn’t make…


“Do you wish you didn’t have diabetes?”

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support By October 3, 2014 Tags: , , , , 39 Comments

“Hang on two more seconds, kiddo.  I need to check my blood sugar before we go.” She watches me casually as she slides her arm through the sleeve of her sweatshirt. “Mom, do you wish you didn’t have diabetes?” She asks me this question all the time now.  While diabetes is not a secret in our house, it’s not a…