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Re: [IPk] Success at clinic today

Hi Jackie,

Thank you, yes, the responsibility (as you are aware) of being a parent of a 
young child with Diabetes is very hard. Shortly after her diagnosis I myself 
suffered severely from depression - the feelings of hopelessness and 
inability to 'make better' were just too hard to ignore. Not in any way to 
be blase about the everyday struggles that adults with Diabetes face of 
course, but when trying to deal with another persons illness, it is as if 
one is working a complex remote control system. I can never feel the way she 
feels - my responses are based on numbers and experience (and copious 
notetaking) rather than any understanding of how 'my' body feels and 

So, yes, I am very excited about today. Seeing her levels drop from 9.1 to 
7.3 within 12 months feels like a huge achievement. It is fairly rare for me 
to *honestly* believe that I have done well with her Diabetes. Somehow I 
always feel that I could have done better. Not so today - rather, it feels 
as though I am beginning to give her a fighting chance for her future.

Mum to Alice 6, dx 02/05, pumping 12/07

> Hi Angie
> Just to say well done again on this list!!  You are obviously thrilled to 
> bits.
> I can almost see you grinning from ear to ear.
> Best wishes
> Jackie
>> Very pleased to share with you all that Alice's HBa1c today was 7.3 (best
>> ever!), last clinic was 7.6, pre pumping 8.1 and 9.1 - we are all very
>> pleased.
>> Our hospital now have two others on pumps (the two families who were
>> interested after my talk), so the team were asking lots of questions and
>> trying to learn as much as they can, so that they can support us all! How
>> the tables turn - I remember being in awe of their knowledge after
>> diagnosis - now they ask US for advice!
>> Takeaway and vino tonight to celebrate methinks - I can't be doing with
>> cooking and Slimming World can wait for one night ;)
>> Angie
>> Mum to Alice 6, dx 02/05, pumping Cozmo 12/07
>> .
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