What do you see when you look at this photo?
Some d-parents look at it and see a victory, some defeat.
For some families an 8.0 is hard-won. For some it brings up more questions than answers.
Some d-moms sigh in relief because their hard work and sleepless nights have paid off. Some moms go home and cry because they feel that they have failed their child.
Whatever your reaction to the number you see in this photo, I want you to remind yourself that you are doing the best you can. Sometimes it’s good enough, sometimes it falls short. But you can’t beat yourself up about it.
I have a philosophy that blood sugars and A1c’s are not grades or judgements. They are information. You see a number, you deal with it, you move on. That simple.
That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time to look for trends or see what you could have done differently. But we have a lifetime to deal with our child’s diabetes (and, of course, empower them to take over as they grow older) and we can’t get so damn emotional all the time.
Dust yourself off and get back in there.
I’m curious: How do you tend to react to all that numbers that diabetes throws at us?
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