This is going to be brief because I am starting a new day in my life. I am going to run upstairs, hop on my treadmill, suffer through a run, and then go continue my job search...all in time to hopefully make my daughters' school picnic if the cable guy shows up.
So...here it is. There has been a lot of nasty stuff going back and forth on blogs, Facebook, forums, etc. I was personally privy to some attacks on a forum a couple of months ago. We are adults people...we are entitled to our own opinions. BUT...we are also responsible for choosing our words carefully and realizing that this is a public place so it is not wise to use your own opinion to counsel others on how to treat their child's diabetes. That is not safe nor is it fair to a newly diagnosed family. They are overwhelmed, cautious, and searching for anything to make diabetes seem as NORMAL as their lives were before. Is it a good idea to constantly discuss the negative side of diabetes? IN MY OPINION...no it is not. Is every child going to have complications? No. Is every family going to "hover?" No. Are some? Yes. And that is their personal choice.
The truth is...diabetes is a disease. It does not go away. You can't downplay diabetes. It is your child's LIFE. You also simply CANNOT judge the way someone else treats diabetes in their home. Every child is different. Foods affect every child differently. Exercise affects them differently. The temperature outside effects them differently. I could go on and on. Until one has literally stepped inside of another's body and lived their life for a long period of time...you have NO RIGHT to judge. At all. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. It's not nice. Plain and simple.
It is also not nice to attack anyone for their opinion. Words get misconstrued. Ideas don't always come across the way they were meant. I personally want to reserve these times to ask that person to simply do a re-write and maybe better explain what the thought process was. Correct a mistake if one was made.
So, that's it for me. Off the box...outside the box...whatever.