Monday, May 9, 2011

Different Yet THE SAME


Today is the first day of Diabetes Blog Week hosted by Karen at Bitter-Sweet. Today's topic is "Admiring our Differences" Pick a type of blogger who is different from you and tell us why they inspire you - why you admire them - why it’s great that we are all the same but different!!

Having met some amazing adult T1s and read blogs of other PWDs (people with diabetes), I KNOW diabetes will NOT stop my son from being all that he can be. Technology is so much better and is only advancing so if that CURE we are all dreaming of does not come in our lifetime, I still know my son can lead a long, healthy, fun, adventurous life. I will never know what it feels like to have blood sugars sky high, to experience a double fall, to be LOW. I can only guess. PWD bloggers help to put words to what my son goes through. For that, I am grateful.
While I enjoy reading the occasional blog written by PWDs, I spend most of my time following other PARENTS of children with diabetes. One thing I love most about all these moms, is how DIFFERENT we all are. We live in different parts of the world, our kids are different ages, diagnosed at different times in their lives, have been living with D different lengths of time, use different types of insulin, have different methods of delivering insulin...MDI(multiple daily injections) via syringes or pens, or pumps-(Animas, Minimed, or Omnipod), our kids enjoy different activities, we have different writing styles, our families are composed of different family members, the way we manage D on a daily basis and during emergencies is different. But despite all those differences, we are the SAME. We all do the best we can for our kids so that they will lead a long, healthy life. We all believe our kids are just! We all struggle at times, we all need to vent, or cry, or celebrate when we can. We all have DIABETES in common. We all want a CURE and until we can get one, we want anything that will make life for our kids easier and their future free of complications. We want others to know what life with type 1 is like...the good, the bad, and the ugly. We learn from each other, we support each other, because we are different and yet THE SAME.

I love the DOC! Thank you for making this journey so much more bearable.


  1. I am LOVING reading all these posts!!!

  2. "We want others to know what life with type 1 is like...the good, the bad, and the ugly." You are succeeding there, my friend. Before I knew you and Bryce I had no idea. Now I hope for a cure as well and am happy to donate and help in places I can. Hugs. :)

  3. I really loved your take on this topic Denise! We are "different" but the "same". So true...and ... I am incredibly thankful for the DOC.

  4. Different YET the same. So true!!
    Great post today!!!

  5. I'm loving the "different" approach everyone is taking to the "same" topic today!! This is fun!

  6. Nice spin on the topic! I, too, spend most of my time reading parent blogs. :)