My father is the person I love the most and I can´t image my life without him. In this post, I will share his story. My father is a person who knows how to face a problem, accepts it and does everything to find a solution to solve it. I am sure that his story will reach many parents whose children are facing this disease.
“My wife and I were familiar with diabetes. But, the fact that our 6-year-old daughter has diabetes was not easy to accept.”
20 years later, I realize that the symptoms were more than obvious. However, there was something that didn’t let me see that. I remember that she was losing weight, eating chocolates, going to the toilet every half an hour. We even argued with her, because we thought that she was doing that on purpose. Now, I realize that actually, I was blind and I didn’t want to accept the reality. There was nothing to change.
The moment when my father found out that I have diabetes
After the initial shock, the doctors explained to us how to treat diabetes. But, for every parent, it is difficult to accept and reconcile this problem. During the first years, we tried various alternative methods and treatments. We hoped that we will succeed in defeating diabetes. But, the hope, the excitement and, finally, the disappointment of failure, was throwing us into despair. At the moment when we accepted her condition, she had good daily control and good results as well.
Then there was a period when the puberty had a negative effect on her blood glucose levels. Fortunately, we managed to cope with the challenges.
Next, for us, it was important her teachers and friends get familiar with her condition and learn how to help her when her blood glucose levels are down. Fortunately, her friends reacted very maturely, and responsibly, and most of them accepted that responsibility.
Finally, this situation made her mature very fast and learn how to monitor her blood glucose level on a regular basis and inject insulin by herself. “