Happy Birthday Dr. Banting

Today is National Diabetes Awareness Day.
Thanks to Drs. Banting and Best, Insulin was discovered and one of my daughters can live a full and healthy life.
There are constant ups and downs dealing with Type One diabetes or any other chronic illness, auto immune disease. The journey is not for the faint of heart. Some days are okay. And some days are like the children’s book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”.
Some days it’s all we can do to not run away and give up.
I can think of many scenarios that those downs, those valleys would be. We wondered, I questioned, I spent time face down on the floor asking “why us”, “why her” in the beginning.
There are still times I want to rant. There are plenty of times I’m still scared for her. With Type One diabetes there are still so many variables, so many things that can go wrong. And so many times something only a bump in the road, only a seemingly, sometimes brief, hiccup can turn very dangerous very quickly. It’s hard to be positive, God thinking in those moments.

There is a song, “Even If’ by Mercy Me. The backstory to the song is: Bart Millard writes that his son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a very young age This song makes me weep some days, only because we’ve been there. And not just once. Bart Millard says this song was birthed out one of those no good, very bad D days.

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