Type 1 Diabetes Day
A week after his 14th birthday this August my 2nd son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
The Ebbs & Flows ~ Adjusting to Diabetes (<- the post from that time)
While we are getting used to the constant blood glucose testing and the insulin injections for every meal (at least 4 times a day) especially for my son being a pin cushion has not become routine.
The moments that bring him down, I pray that God would give me the words to help him. Sometimes he questions his faith and yet it is this very struggle that will make him stronger and more compassionate. God is molding him in the refining fire and will bring good out of any suffering...
We look to the cross.
Providentially we also have others to look to for inspiration and help.
There's this yahoo email group - http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CatholicT1/
There's this Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moms-and-Dads-of-type-one-diabetics/285243471492005
There's this blogger - http://aussiecoffeeshop.blogspot.com/
And many others....
Even Twitter has been a source of instant links to updates for the cure.
Once again, the internet can be used for good to serve us and we are grateful for that....while we pray for a cure. November is National Diabetes awareness month. http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/american-diabetes-month/
Understanding the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes - http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/american-diabetes-month/
Do you have a resource to share. Please leave a comment, if you do. We continue to learn....