September 29, 2020


I haven't written at YDMV in a while. There are a variety of reasons and key among them is that this was started as a blog by, about, and for families (parents) with kids with diabetes. It was inspired by my kids, and in fact, blogging suggested by one of the non-T1 kids because she thought my perspective on being a parent of kids with diabetes was "different." 

From what I don't know. I do know it was a compliment. Part of different was joking about diabetes, part was not seeking perfection. Here’s one of my thoughts at the time. (2007)

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all diabetics’ families are created equally screwed up, that they are endowed by their diabetes with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are venting about Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Insulin. That to secure these rights, web blogs are instituted among Women and Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the diabetic posters. That whenever dealing with the overly “helpful” non-diabetic becomes restrictive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to institute a new blog, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.

I have tried to separate parenting from the kid’s diabetes. As they became adults my roll in their diabetes has diminished. From time to time I help, if asked, often with the GAWD AWFUL logistics of getting all the crap diabetes self-management requires. So less to write about.

Meanwhile, my type 2 has continued to “progress.” A word that here means slowly requires more attention. Not sure if that means worse.  

At any rate, I guess Your Diabetes May Vary means My Diabetes May Vary too.  

1 comment :

  1. Dear Cousin Bennet, Thank you for this post. I hope to keep in better touch, and in additional ways (not just facebook). *Peggy aka Margaret