As you know it's Diabetes Awareness Month.
November also happens to have the anniversary of Kortnie's diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes.
It's also the month of my oldest daughter, Anastasia's birthday.
An appropriate end to the month is Special Sibs of a D-Kid Day, which is today. Today is the day we recognize and celebrate the siblings of a D-Kid. I've said it before that this illness is a family affair. It takes all of us to support Kortnie and be there for her.
Sometimes when Kortnie's blood sugar is too high, we have to delay or cancel a treat or dessert, not only does Kortnie have to go without, but most times the other kids go without too.
Sometimes when Kortnie is too low, we have to stop and treat and rest, a lot of times that means the other kids have to stop too.
Is it fair? I don't know. What I do know is that there is hardly ever any complaining. We get the "diabetes sucks" or "diabetes is no fun" comments every now and then, but Kortnie never gets blamed.
Anastasia and Graham have taken this journey right alongside us. They know what to do in a Low or High situation, they know how to check blood sugars, Anastasia knows what the different numbers on the meter mean. They just take it all in stride.
They are who they are, they love their sister, we love them, all of them. We are a family and we do it together.
|Getting ready to Zumba for a Cure, we participated in a Zumbathon to raise money for JDRF back in February, as always we do it together, Stasia and Kortnie Zumba'd their bums off, what a fun day.|
|Big sister always loves going to the JDRF Walk, it's important to her to help us fund raise and raise awareness.|
|Kortnie's 3 year D-aversary, Graham and Stasia think Diabetes sucks too, so they had to get in on the picture taking action.|
|They always support and love their sister unconditionally, especially if it means celebrating Kork's D-Aversary with ice cream cones!|