Type 1 Moms are Special Moms
– by Beth Van Vorhis
Evie doesn’t think that diabetes is scary. She doesn’t know it’s a disability. We don’t hide the fact that we have it…it’s just who we are and it’s just what we do. Evie is truly my partner in diabetes management and because of that we are each other’s biggest cheerleaders! Teaching her about T1D has been a huge life lesson for both of us in that I want her to believe that no matter what kind of label the world might put on her, she can do anything!
It doesn’t matter she is a girl, a diabetic, it doesn’t matter I am a single mom, a diabetic. WATCH US SOAR!!!
There is no mom quite a like a T1D Mom! You know you’re a T1D Mom when…
…you carry around the weight of this disease on your shoulders every day. I mean you have to…who else will?
…you worry every minute of every day—wondering if you are doing this right
… you always have a snack (or two or five) in your purse
… you can count carbs at a single glance
…you feel guilty for stealing a part of your children’s innocence by teaching them about this disease that you wish you could take from them
…you want to vent to an open ear but you don’t think they would understand
…you are concerned about the short term implications of this disease and having to accept the long-term effects that correlate
…you work so hard every day at this disease so that you can see your grandchildren one day
… faster than a speeding bullet when their child needs sugar because of a low
… more powerful than a locomotive when speaking up for their child’s rights/needs
… able to leap tall buildings in a single bound with joy because their A1C is down
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s Super T1D Mom!