It’s been just over 18 months since my son Noah was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1 (T1D). He was 3 years old. On that day, Monday September 21st 2015, I found the answers to my questions but I lost my words. I could only describe myself to others as ‘swimming in mud’. His diagnosis changed our lives in a split second and changed it for good. For a long time it stripped us of hope and rational thought. There was no rhyme nor reason as to why this was happening and the future we worked hard to build around our family was now obscured and blurred. Nothing seemed stable, nothing made sense.
And still many things around me don’t make sense. But here I am, my words have returned, the mud is dry and I can breathe again.
After all this time, I feel I am finally ready to share my story with others. I believe I can help you and you can help me. I hope that together we can raise awareness of this complicated, terrifying and devastating disease that so many have heard of but so few actually understand.
My blog will be a mixture of personal stories and reflections, tips and tricks I have learnt along the way and important (sometimes scientific) information about T1D which I hope will help you. I hope you will share this with others even if you don’t deal with T1D in a personal way. The more our world understands this disease, the easier it is for diabetics and their families to cope and feel understood. Sharing is caring as they say 🙂