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In this family:

Being a mom means
       Fumbling in the dark at 2:30am with your phone, a diabetic kit, and a package of sugary food trying to avoid any toy traps your daughter left behind last night.

Being a mom means
       Dropping supplies while trying to set up to check a finger of a child who's hands are lost inside the snoodly wrap he's created with his blanket.

Being a mom means
       You watch them sleep and breathe when you can't hardly stay awake, waiting for the 15 minute timer to go off so you can recheck their blood sugar after treating a low.

Being a mom means
       Trying not to panic when the monitor isn't registering that his blood sugar is rising, so you check the finger again to make sure you can go back to bed.

Being a mom means
       Laying awake after finally going back to your own bed, wondering if you gave him enough sugar, or too much and looking at your calendar to determine if you HAVE to do things tomorrow.

Being a mom means
       Trying to decide if you should get up and prep the coffee maker, right as you're finally drifting off to sleep again.

Being a dad means
        Letting your wife sleep in and taking the breakfast shift with the boy, making sure he gets the right about of insulin and protein.

Being a mom of a type one diabetic means
        Smiling in bed while you listen to your husband and son having breakfast together; knowing they think you are sleeping. Then getting up when your non type one diabetic daughter expresses that you are her mom, too.

I may be tired, but I have family and we have love... and coffee. lots and lots of coffee.

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Being a mom of a type one diabetic means
being too tired to take a new pic. This was taken back in June, but it meets the needs of this post.

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