If my daughter could write me a letter about diabetes, here's what I think it might say...or at least what I hope it would say.
I like to pretend to check my blood sugar with you while squeezing my finger. You find it so sad that you laugh, and then I laugh.
I don't like when you don't feel good, but you sure do a good job making sure I still have a great life. You play with me, feed me yummy foods (homemade and organic, of course!), and keep me happy and secure.
I don't really know what diabetes is. I guess it will be part of my life, too.
I like going to the gym with you. I get to play in the nursery while you say you are "workin' on my fitness." (Isn't that a Fergie song I heard once on the radio?) It's fun to see so many happy people doing weird things on machines. I get a lot of attention there.
Mama, I don't get diabetes. But you're doing the best you can, I do get that.
To learn more about being a mommy with diabetes, please visit my favorite diabetes blog: Six Until Me.