Type 1 Diabetes runs the world in our house. I am blessed to have an amazing type 1 husband, Craig Dillon, who was diagnosed 8 years ago. Since then we have had three very wild active sons. Our two older sons, Brody(6)and Nash(5) have now been diagnosed for approx 3 years. The boys have made Craig and I so proud at how resilient they’ve proved to be. They are tougher then ever inside and out!
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Diabetes has affected many aspects of your lives. Just a simple thing like going to school causes some stress, carb counting while making their lunches. Forcing breakfast every morning when they really don’t feel like eating, as they might go low. Playdates with friends, birthday parties, class trips, etc. are tricky with all this info I need to give other parents/ teachers. When the boys are sick with the flu they either are low and I’m forcing sugar that’s just going to get thrown up again or multiple injections for controllable highs that don’t want to budge. They’re little bodies go through a lot but they always bounce back, and when they do they’re causing trouble as brothers do.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
My fam and I can take on the 100!