For me personally, being a Type One Diabetes Mom has made me a better parent in the past year, in my opinion. While Carter is my third child and I’m certainly not new to motherhood, Carter has made me reevaluate a lot of choices I make with all three of my kids now.
My head was spinning but I pulled a nurse aside and asked if Carter would be ok. I expected something along the lines of "now that we know what it is he will be fine in no time" ... Instead I got this horrible look of pity. She said to me "we are doing everything we can... But he is currently in critical condition".
"Sometimes, I just get the urge to scream, "HE"S DIABETIC! I'M REALLY NOT A CRAP MOM!!!"
Who can relate? Do you go out of your way to explain what you're doing or do you just ignore it and move on? How comfortable are you educating the public on yours or your child's illness?