We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.).
I originally wrote this post in August 2011, when The Superhero went to school for the 2nd year.
This has definitely been one of our biggest accomplishments to date.
After his dx at only 18 months of age, it was hard to imagine how we would handle school. How we would let someone else care for him. Someone else keep him alive.
After the first year, things have been MUCH easier.
I am less stressed. And more "go with the flow".
We have gone through a few nurses, and are about to lose another one, BUT we have an amazing nurse assistant (she is not technically a nurse), who is very well trained on taking care of my kiddo.
I love her.
Anyway, here is my post from 2 school years ago...
It was just over a year ago that The Superhero was first officially heading to pre-school.
Our first day was ROUGH, and that is putting it lightly.
The second day was a little better.
The third day drop off went amazingly well! And he came home alive.
And before I knew it, we had survived the first week of school. We got our 504 in place.
We survived a change of clothes and pretty panties.
We survived a REALLY rough day.
We battled breakfast. And survived.
We even survived a field trip!
We did end up pulling him out after he was in the hospital with a tummy bug in January. I couldn't spend the money for him to not be going.
And after ALL that, I would go through it all again. He LOVES preschool. A lot.
Tomorrow he starts. We have his first day of his second year of pre-k. And this time, I am not nervous. I am not worried. I am super excited and can't wait to take him to school!
The difference? We have been there. And not only that. We have been there with the SAME nurse AND the same teachers. No one new to train. They survived 1/2 year with him last year. And I know they will again.
It was a GREAT sign that THEY emailed ME to set up his 504 meeting this year. I went in and they already had the papers printed from MY revised copy. All we had to do was sign the papers saying we held the meeting. And that was it. Easy peasy this year.
So, to all of you who are sending your little ones to preschool with Diabetes this year, know that YOU can do this. The kids will be OK. And you will too. I promise!
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See you tomorrow!
*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with Allergies/Asthma. 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.*