Written by Amy Tenderich
| Published on May 11, 2012
This coming weekend is Mother's Day, of course, so we've got mothers on the mind. Personally, I'll be celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of my second daughter — one of a Jewish mother's proudest moments ;)
Meanwhile, we wanted a peek into the real lives of mothers caring for kids with diabetes —the hardest, hardest job, and one that certainly requires a sense of humor aside from a boatload of strength and resilience.
Rock on Lorraine and Caleb! I don't remember that much openness and Q&A about diabetes between my mother and I when I was his age (then again, we had 3x/day urine tests, not CGM's). I also would have a hard time saying "I love you", particularly where others could hear (I still do for some reason), even though my mother is one of the most magnificent people in my world. I love the openness and confidence!And Amy, Mazal Tov to you, your daughter, and the rest of the family!
This is so very true, and so very beautiful. Lorraine, you are such an inspiration as a friend and fellow D Mama. I am thrilled we have met, sad that we had to meet this way.Your care for Caleb and your love for him shines through everything. Thank you for making this, it's marvelous!
And Amy, why is there not a D-parent on the DiabetesMine team? Lorraine would be wonderful in this respect. Hope you consider adding a parent to the wonderful people you have there.
Super cute! Lorraine is awesome.
Bawwwwww! This warms my heart. Nice work, Lorraine and Caleb!
ahhh so sweet! so true! love it all! thanks for the video lorraine and caleb! :D
Almost makes me sad that I wasn't a diabetic as a kid.
I know I couldn't have gotten through these past few years without the help of my Mom! Happy Mother's Day to all of you who care for a t1er!
Best wishes for a wonderful Bat Mitzvah! Enjoy!!
Awww..LOVED THIS!!!! Thanks so much, Lo!!! You did a GREAT job :) Caleb is amazing, and so are you!Happy Mother's Day!
Loved it! You guys are so cute!
That is spot-on and just awesome! And - +1 to Penny's comment. :)
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Gotta laugh. I love seeing other moms as crazy about all this as I am!
Whenever I ask my son "What does your Dexcom say?" My husband always replies from somewhere in the house with "BEEP when I'm high, and BEEP when I'm low" lol. Loved the video. Very familiar routine.
Excellent - Lorraine has clearly been to my house - made me cry and laugh at the same time. Thanks for asking her to contribute.And please please do add a D-mom to your team - those of us who mother children who are PWDs are intimately involved 24/7/365 in helping our children stay well now - and grow into adults who practice the excellent self care required to live well with diabetes. There are probably lots of us among your readers.
thanks for posting this video. Someone really knows what I go through every day. The only thing is I'm (the Mom) a diabetic also. Sometimes we check blood sugars together. I'm waiting for the day when she says "Mom, how do you feel?"Video was excellent. THANKS!!
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