May 16, 2013

Accomplishments Big and Small

We don’t always realize it, but each one of us has come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.).

Yes, we've come a long way since Ally was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on February 10, 2009.

Let's Celebrate!  I don't ever expect us to be perfect when it comes to managing D.  But I certainly think that it is important to celebrate the small stuff. 

Ally celebrated the day that her CGM arrived in the mail.

I celebrated on the day that Ally returned from a week at Diabetes Camp!

We all celebrate a beautiful flat line on her CGM graph.

(Wendy likes to celebrate 123!)
 While I celebrate every time that our cgm and blood glucose meter match!

We celebrate the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the man who discovered insulin.

 In our world, this "small stuff" is pretty outstanding!

Our BIG accomplishment of this year has been writing and implementing Ally's 504 Plan at school.

I have talked about how wonderful our nurses and staff have been to work with many times.  Honestly, until this year, Ally's needs were being met even without the 504 plan.  I have known for a while that I should have one in place for her and my goal has always been to have one before she went to the Intermediate building (6th grade) where she would have multiple teachers.  After our frustrating go at Standardized Testing earlier this year, I knew that it was time to initiate the 504 process.  I am very happy with the 504 that we developed along with her teachers and school staff.  By the end of year state testing, I was like "Bring it!" :) 

This has been my post for Day #4 of Diabetes Blog Week.   Please take a minute to check out the other great posts about  Accomplishments Big and Small -Thursday 5/16.


1 comment:

  1. You're right..the small stuff IS amazing!! : ) You've come a long way, Ally! ; )


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