I was reading a post on the Blogging Diabetes called “8 Tips for a Better A1C“, written by Lorraine. The post was amazing and I enjoyed it. I decided to watch the video of Caleb. The video showed how the Omnipod has helped Caleb live a almost “normal” life with diabetes. Niya (3 year-old) was sitting next to me. She started asking questions.
Niya– “Mom, he is too little to have a Pod.”
Me-“Niya it’s ok, he has diabetes. You can get diabetes at any age.”
Niya- “Why does he have a Pod? He has diabetes?”
Me– “Yes, he has diabetes. He has diabetes just like your Me, Jaimie and Ninja (George).”
Niya– “Mom, I want to be like you. I want to be a diabetic.”
Gosh, my heart began to pound. Think. Think. THINK. Breathe. I didn’t want to paint a negative picture of diabetes. Think. Think. Think. OK, Breathe. Niya, there’s a chance you might become a diabetic. Right now, enjoy being you. I understand you want to be like me– you have my personality, smile and you make people laugh. I do all of those things, so you are just like me:) She left the room. I was shocked. I began to pray. “Lord, please don’t let diabetes interfere with my little girls life.” I pray it won’t happen, that’s all I can do.