It is November.
November is Diabetes awareness month.
Last year I spent the entire month posting facts every day about the disease that our family and many of our friends deal with on a daily basis. (you can read last years posts under the Facts about T1 Diabetes tab at the top of my blog)
This year, you wouldn't even know diabetes was such a huge part of our lives. Not because it has gone anywhere. Not because I don't think about the stupid disease all.the.time. Because I do, of course. I spend every waking moment, and some sleeping ones too (weird dreams, so not fair to dream about diabetes).
The thing is, I just don't want to talk about it.
I am tired of this disease.
My Superhero is tired of this disease.
I don't want to talk about the fact that his last A1C was higher than it has been in a year and a half.
I don't want to talk about the fact that I have let pump sites go as long as 8 days before changing them because I am so incredibly busy that I can't keep my days straight. And I only changed it then because we had our very first low cartridge warning.
Even though I know THIS is our month to educate and inform the public about a disease that can take my kid's life, or any of theirs for that matter, I don't want to talk about it.
Major Diabetes burnout going on here.
And I don't want to talk about it.
*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with ITP/Asthma/Dysphagia. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*