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In Our House……

Life with type 1 diabetes is a little different from most. Living with any disease or long term medical condition can be tough. It affects your parenting, your children and often your outlook. This is a heartfelt post sharing the differences in our house and what it meas for me and piglet http://oddhogg.com/in-our-house/

In our house….. blood is shed daily.

In our house….. the medicine that keeps you alive also has the power to kill you.

In our house….. we count carbs, not calories.

In our house….. meals cannot be shared.

In our house….. juice can save a life.

In our house….. haribo is a medicine, not a treat.

In our house….. needles are the norm.

In our house….. we analyse every meal.

In our house….. being “high” is common.

In our house….. electrical devices are a life support, not a luxury.

In our house….. Piglet regularly has to wait, because Mummy’s needs come first.

Having type 1 diabetes changes the way our household is run. Piglet is going to have to learn some hard lessons really early on in life.

He will learn what to do if Mummy is unwell. He will see me inject myself over and over again. He will be told he cannot eat the food off of my plate, that he cannot share my juice or sweets as they are medicine.

But he will also see that just because I have diabetes nothing will stand in my way. He will see me deal with each issue as it arises and then move on with my day. He will see me struggle, but he will also see me get back up and try again.

In our house….. we make the best of every situation.

 

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      Thank you. It is a fact of life around here, we make do and carry on!


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    He will learn some really valuable lessons. Diabetes is hard, im sure he will grow up into s young man that can help you. The best thing you can teach him is to let nothing stop him.
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      Exactly, I want him to learn that if it seems like something is standing in your way you just have to find another way to get your goal!


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      I know a few T1s who’ve run marathons – I know one who has done Marathon Des Sables! Its incredible what you can achieve with a little forethought


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    Such a powerful post. Your little one will grow up with it being the norm, but will also appreciate lots of other things that so many others dont because things are a little bit different. At the same time, he will see that it doesnt stop you doing anything that you want to do 🙂 Thanks fo sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily


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    Well said. Kids are remarkable, he will get used to it and won’t even see it as anything other than ‘normal’ until he is grown up. It is nothing to feel bad about, not sharing your food is not doing him any harm, it sounds like you are doing a great job explaining it to him in such an easy to understand way. xx #fortheloveofblog
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    What a strong, powerful and positive post. Thank you for sharing the realities of type 1 diabetes. #fortheloveofblog


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      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it


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    This is an eye-opening post, and one that brings home the reality of living with diabetes. It’s good that you are already informing your Son what to do should anything happen to you, and how to treat you. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
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