There have been supporters throughout our journey with The Sugar Princess's type 1 diabetes.....
- My husband supports me and and I support him a great deal (he is amazing)!!
- TuDiabetes, Kerri from Six Until Me, Children with Diabetes, Robert from dLife,and Type 1 Parents opened the online diabetes community door....I love all my D-moms (and dads) - what would I ever do without all of you!! The encouraging words, the friendship, the insight, the love, the knowledge, the "tricks", allowing me to vent, cry, and be me, the laughter (when I need it the most to keep sane!), the understanding....the support. I love you all.
- My in-laws...A.K.A: "Papa" and "Beeka" - the only family members who stepped up to the plate and help us take care of our Sugar Princess. They don't feel comfortable taking complete control yet, but what they have been able to do so far, we are very thankful for. They call us with every blood sugar check and we determine how much insulin to give, what food to give her (how many carbohydrates, etc). They took a giant step a couple of months ago and had The Sugar Princess spend the night. They called us with every meal time, snack time, blood check, insulin injection, etc., but it was still great for my husband and I to finally (in three years) have an overnight "date" together. I think they would be very capable of making decisions and corrections/calculations on their own, but they are very afraid that they will do something wrong...I (and my husband) don't mind that they check in!! I would probably call them anyways lol, because I'm such a worrier! It makes me sad that my mother and sisters haven't made any step in helping and sometimes, I admit, it makes me angry, but I'm hoping someday we are lucky enough to have a Meri's Lisa!