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

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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  1. 26th September 2016 / 11:06 am

    Powerful words powerfully put. Your positive attitude really shines through. #marvmondays

    • OddHogg
      26th September 2016 / 3:15 pm

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

  2. 26th September 2016 / 3:02 pm

    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.

    • OddHogg
      26th September 2016 / 3:16 pm

      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!

  3. Louise Pink Pear Bear
    28th September 2016 / 6:10 pm

    My friend with type 1 recently ran the London marathon. Nothing is impossible. His boys cheered him over the line and learnt that with extra planning, thought and determination, nothing is impossible!! Thanks for linking up with the #bigpinklink

    • OddHogg
      29th September 2016 / 11:20 pm

      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

  4. 29th September 2016 / 2:14 pm

    As a Type 2 Diabetic I can truly understand your thoughts here. #TwinklyTuesday

  5. 1st October 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Fab post and I really like the way you will try and normalise it, living with type 1 is no mean feat. Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

  6. 2nd October 2016 / 1:13 am

    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 ­čÖé Thanks fo sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

  7. 15th October 2016 / 6:21 pm

    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

    • OddHogg
      17th October 2016 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you

  8. 18th October 2016 / 10:37 pm

    What a strong, powerful and positive post. Thank you for sharing the realities of type 1 diabetes. #fortheloveofblog

    • OddHogg
      18th October 2016 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it

  9. 21st October 2016 / 10:39 pm

    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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