Chris Stocker is having guest bloggers on The Life of a Diabetic this week. He asked me if I would be interested in writing about parenting a child with diabetes. Sure! Why not? Thanks for considering me, Chris!
I enjoy Chris’ blog because it is honest and straightforward. He gets to the heart of the issue quickly and directly. If you don’t already follow Chris, check him out. I think you’ll like his candor.
There is a specific complexity to raising a child with diabetes for a parent that does not have diabetes him or herself. Even though much of Caleb’s life is different than mine when I grew up, with the exception of diabetes, I have my own experiences to draw upon to help me care for and guide him. Because I don’t have any former knowledge of diabetes, there is a large element of Caleb’s future that is foreign to me. Parenting is chockful of worries. The uncertainty of what D holds for your child adds to that worry heavily.
So with that introduction, I ask that you visit me over at The Life of a Diabetic to read my thoughts about connecting with adults who live with diabetes. I’m happy to have the opportunity to express my thanks to all those who help me, on the blog of one of those very people.