Wednesday, September 24, 2014

1. Did you know that Amazon.com will contribute a portion of your purchase to your favorite charity? Go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund) as your charity of choice. Xoxo

2. It's a life-long diagnosis.




3. It's actually an autoimmune disease.


Life is messy, isn't it?

8 comments:

Thersites said...

It can be messy, indeed. :(

Jen Nifer said...

I thought about getting mad about it. But why? At whom?

I cannot tell you how much I underestimated this disease before.

The thing is, why does it have to be my children? Why not me, instead? THAT'S what pisses me off...

I hope that we find a new normal soon....

Thersites said...

My DIL is Type I. She's in her 30s. It's still not easy for them, but life does go on.

Hope you find that new normal... and that it isn't so far away from before as you may have feared.

Jen Nifer said...

Thank you, FJ. That's exactly what I need to hear. A volunteer from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation called me the other day. She's in her 40's and was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 13. She is doing well and has two healthy kids. I think I need to hear some success stories.

Duckys here said...

It is difficult, Jen but I assume you have decent medical coverage.

I have no experience with diabetes but I have known diabetics who have done well by attending to their medication.

Jen Nifer said...

Thanks, Ducky.

:-)

Thersites said...

:P

Jen Nifer said...

You're a good egg, FJ.

I have a co-worker who has CF, and he recently had a double lung transplant. Talk about finding a new normal! He's a trooper...