I'm the mom of a beautiful Type 1 daughter and married to a wonderful husband who also has Type 1! This blog serves as a place for my thoughts and feelings, in the hopes that it will help other families struggling with the many challenges diabetes presents. I can't always promise it is uplifting...but, it is honest.

And, of course, it is by no means meant to offer medical advice.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Family Disease

Jess couldn't visit Courtney in the ICU, but as soon as we got to the regular pediatric floor, a caring nurse arranged for us to take Courtney off the floor to the lobby so they could be reunited.  It was cold and flu season and nobody under 16 was allowed on the floor.  Until then they FaceTimed and those conversations were priceless.

Courtney was asked to fill out a sheet so the nurses could get to know her.  The kid had just had brain and spine surgery.  Under "What makes you scared?" she didn't list her surgery or the recovery that was still ahead.  Her response was "Jessica's blood sugars."

Anyone who thinks that only the person with type 1 is the patient is not correct.  Type 1 diabetes is definitely a family disease.