You are not better than me…

You are not better than me if you check your child’s sugar more than I do.

You are not better than me if you only feed your child organic food.

You are not better than me if your A1C is a whole point lower than ours.

You are not better than me if you make your own granola.

You are not better than me if your child’s wake up number is lower than my son’s.

You are not better than me if your child eats a low carb diet.

You are not better than me if you control every number that pops up on your child’s meter.

You are not better than me if your child only uses 15 units a day and my son uses 30.

You are not better than me if you limit your child’s carb intake.

You are not better than me if you change your lancet at every poke.

You are not better than me if your child was in DKA at diagnosis.

You are not better than me if your child has been to the ER for high blood sugars.

You are not better than me if your 7 year old gives his own shots.

You are not better than me if your 15 year old does not check his own sugar yet.

You are not better than me.

I am not better than you.

We are simply soldiers…fighting in the same war…

Involuntary draft…voluntary warriors.

 

 

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Leslie posted at 2012-8-15 Category: Uncategorized

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  1. #5laura @ 2012-8-15 14:56

    Amen

  2. #4Tarra @ 2012-8-15 12:51

    AMEN!! You echoed my thoughts YET AGAIN. We are absolutely one big army fighting the same battle. We’re in this together & have to stay positive. Not martyrs, Not saints, Not champions and definitely NOT enemies.

  3. #3Kris @ 2012-8-15 12:42

    Im with Moira — I’ll do the cliff (and the 100 mile ride lol) but no way on the derby. Your definatly my hero on that front.

  4. #2Leslie @ 2012-8-15 12:36

    Ha. Skiing, now way! Derby, that’s more me. I see it in posts on facebook. The smug responses. Very unsettling. Thanks for reading Moira!!

  5. #1Moira @ 2012-8-15 12:22

    Amen, Sistah!

    However; You ARE better than me because you do roller derby!

    That said, I can ski off a cliff. Tee hee.

    But for real, this is great. I get so tired of the competition and I don’t know why parents don’t know that trickles down to their child’s psyche. D does enough to them, why add more emotional duress. A # is just a #; information to use, not a flag to wave around doing a victory lap.