Friday, November 18, 2011

Five Actions When You Hear Bad News

I haven’t posted much lately, because our family was recently hit with some serious news. On August 23, we learned that my son has type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease. We’ve been visiting doctors and a nutritionist, learning to use an insulin pump, and generally adapting to the presence of a monster we never wanted. I’m very thankful that my son is in a nationwide study that has connected him with the latest equipment and care from some great, caring professionals. The supplements he’s taking also seem to be dampening his immune system and protecting his pancreas. The other good news is that a cure for diabetes is expected “soon.” I hope it’s my version of soon!