It doesn’t get easier. You get stronger.

by Erin

That’s the truth. It’s like lifting weights. When you first set out to lift 50 pounds it is tough! But the more often you do it the stronger you get and the more readily you can lift those 50 pounds. The weight hasn’t changed. It hasn’t gotten lighter. YOU have changed and gotten stronger. The mental and physical strain of managing T1D decisions minute by minute, day after day doesn’t change, doesn’t get lighter. YOU get stronger with the repetition.

When Grasshopper was first diagnosed in December 2013 I felt that the tasks to be accomplished each day were overwhelming. Now having a few years under our family’s SpiBelt, I feel that I have a better understanding of how to respond to the many daily decisions to be made regarding his care. The number of decisions hasn’t changed but my perspective has, and that has made all the difference.

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