Sunday, January 30, 2011

The end of life as we knew it

End of life as we knew it?   Absolutely.   It was like standing on the edge of a cliff, staring down at my feet only inches from the plunge, knowing I had to jump no matter what.   Immediately my head swam and my stomach knotted up;  there was that implicit understanding I must face life a different person, face a different life, and face it suddenly against my will.   Sounds dramatic, right?   Well it was, it has been and it will continue to be. Anyone who knows me well says I exaggerate.  Nothing should get in the way of an entertaining story?   Well this is not fiction.  This is the story of type 1 diabetes being thrust on my baby son at only 8months of age.    Diabetes is a chronic disease at this point with no cure and no real cause.



  1. I'm your first follower, Jules! I look forward to reading more and learning from you. You've already stepped up to the challenges you face and are doing a wonderful job.

  2. "I must face life a different person...against my will" -love this. Sums it up perfectly for me too!

  3. HI! I found you from another blog! I just wanted to say HI! My son was DX at only 11 months. he is now just 2 years old. I have to say one of the most frsutrating things for us is the constant hes so young and we dont have protocoll for someone so young. It is nice to meet another in our boat.