Sunday, May 20, 2012


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Today's prompt: Diabetes Hero. Let’s end our week on a high note and blog about our “Diabetes Hero”. It can be anyone you’d like to recognize or admire, someone you know personally or not, someone with diabetes or maybe a Type 3. It might be a fabulous endo or CDE. It could be a d-celebrity or role-model. It could be another DOC member. It’s up to you – who is your Diabetes Hero??

For every mother or father who blames themselves unfairly because of their child's diagnosis...

For every mother or father who hides the tears from their child while they secretly worry about their lifespan, that summer camp, the school field trip...

For every mother or father weighing a donut, making 'special' treats for the party, asking the waiter to be sure that soda was diet...

For every mother or father who has to poke their baby with a needle, change their pump while they cry and beg for a reprieve, force feed a juice box at 3am...

Today I want you to know that you are heroes to me.

Mom and Dad, thank you for empowering me, for hiding your dark fears, for facing this bravely.

Thank you for letting me grow, letting me go, and providing me with health insurance until I was 28 so that I could have the career I wanted.

Thank you for running to the all-night pharmacy at 1am because I didn't tell you that I used my last test strip.

Thank you for not holding Prague over my head.

Thank you for taking diabetes in stride and saying "This is the hand we were dealt. Let's keep playing."

For every parent in the DOC, I want you to know we adults are here because of people like you.


  1. I can only hope that I will do as good a job as it seems your folks did with you.
    Thank you for the encouragment and support.

  2. Beautiful. Made me cry. Thank you for this

  3. So sweet! Thank you! I needed that!

  4. Thanks, Melissa! Your parents did a great job with you! ;0)

  5. YOU are a great parent, Melissa. Thank YOU. :)