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going rogue

Diabetes management is nothing if not confusing. Endless variables influencing the behavior of this condition render even our best efforts nothing more than a series of educated guesses that may, yet often don’t, play out as intended. We’ve learned some tricks along the way, and even tamed the beast to yield A1C levels below 6% at times. Being an artificial pancreas for my daughter has kept me quite humble, though here and there I’d allow myself a congratulatory thought: I got this.

And now, the wheels are falling off the wagon. Welcome, puberty and tweenagehood.

Woeful tales of D-management during the years of puberty and adolescence are all over the DOC. I’ve been a lurker, reading from the margins about the struggles posed by random growth spurts, rogue mood swings, dishonesty about carb consumption and bolusing, body image and self-esteem issues, erratic sleep patterns, stressful schedules… you name it. It’s clear to me, about five months in now, that I don’t got this.

It’s all good, though. Adaptability is my game.


About Heather Garcia Queen

I am… a mother of 3 spectacular children. A wife of an architect extraordinaire. An MSW. A psychologist in an elementary school. A (wishful) writer. A protector of family and spirit. A worshipper of the natural world. A seeker of knowledge. A lover of the arts. An introvert. A silver-lining kind of girl.


3 thoughts on “going rogue

  1. For what it’s worth, I hear you and ME TOO. We are using SO MUCH MORE insulin and so suddenly.

    Thanks for being there and saying this!

    Posted by Katy | 11/30/2014, 9:33 pm


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