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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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So many emotions

Scott Benner

The other night I was giving Arden a bolus before bed. This was the conversation...

 

Me: “I’ll be in to check your CGM in about an hour”

 

Arden: “When I don’t live here anymore, like when I’m in college what will I do?”

 

Me: “By the time you are in college you have a system just like I do... you’ll know how to get your BG in a good place before you go to sleep”

 

Arden: “What if I don’t know what to do, can I call you?”

 

Me: “Of course you can, you can call me whenever you want for your whole life - for anything”

 

Arden smiled and gave me a hug...

 

and I was able to hold my tears in until I got into the hall...

 

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Unless you're living with it or living with a loved one who is living with it, you won't realize just how emotional diabetes is.  To everyone involved.  Your post brought tears to my eyes.  I'm sure I felt the same way when I was around Arden's age.  Tomorrow marks my 29th d-versary and I cannot believe how things have changed.  For the better.  And I can only imagine how much more things will change for Arden as she gets older.  I wish I could give you both a hug! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Years :)
Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 11:02 AM
Oh Caleb has said this to me many times. The same conversation. They know how dependent they are on us. They aren't sure they can do it themselves, even though we tell them they can. I do hope things improve as much for them as they have for Stacey.  That is my hope.
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 02:37 PM
Scott
I wanted to say, "don't worry, I'm coming to college with you... And on your honeymoon and when you go to the grocery store..." :)

I too am hoping for an evolutionary leap in the tech that we all rely on...
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 06:54 PM