Syd was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Just a couple statistics about this past year: Sydney has had over 1100 shots and has had her blood sugar (finger poke) checked over 2100 times.
Below is a slideshow with some of our experiences over the past year and below that is the customary Shamae commentary. :D
1 year ago today was the day Sydney was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. A lot of you have followed our diabetes journey since that day and some of you are fairly new to some of our experiences. It's been quite the adventure, full of emotions. As with most parts of life, some days are harder than others. The most amazing thing through it all is the love and support we've been shown. There are lots of areas where I have lacked in this year; however, despite my own inadequacies, we have never lacked in love and support from my family and friends. They are always there and know just when I need a "pick me up phone call" or email. Through much of this year I have felt as though I'm walking blindly just hoping there is solid ground as I take my next step. I can't express how much everyone's support has meant to me. As Bon Jovi says, "Thank you for loving me. For being my eyes when I couldn't see. For parting my lips when I couldn't breathe. Thank you for loving me." In addition to me, thank you for loving Sydney. She has touched lots of people and it always makes my heart swell when I think of the people who love her.
There have been times on this journey we've had to walk it alone but we always know the flood of support we have waiting when we emerge on the other side. I can't say "thanks" enough because it just seems inadequate. When we got thrown onto this path, I had a hard time ever seeing how our life would be "normal" again. I am very grateful to say that we have found a new normal, of course in revolves around strict schedules, carb counting, insulin, finger pokes, ketones, ect ect; nevertheless, it is our normal and life is really great. Things aren't always easy but that is life regardless of individual circumstances. It is through these "rough" times that we can experience the most growth in our lives. I will close this post with a wonderful quote: "Adversity will be a constant or occasional companion for each of us throughout our lives. We cannot avoid it. The only question is how we will react to it. Will our adversities be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Our responses will inevitably shape our souls and ultimately determine our status in eternity. Because opposition is divinely decreed for the purpose of helping us to grow, we have the assurance of God that in the long view of eternity it will not be allowed to overcome us if we persevere in faith. We will prevail. Like mortal life of which they are a part, adversities are temporary. What is permanent is what we become by the way we react to them.”
Click HERE to get to the post from a year ago right after diagnosis.
2 weeks ago