25 min

The Path to Becoming the Diabetes Goddess The Diabetes Goddess

    • Health & Fitness

Becoming the Diabetes Goddess is a journey that has taken years. The beginning was messy. I knew nothing about diabetes and never knew what type 1 diabetes was. All of that changed in March of 2000. This episode shares the raw emotions of that day. The day my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I will share with you my guilt and my terror as I learned that my 2 year old son had diabetes and it was killing him. 

For more information on the signs of diabetes see https://www.diabetesadvocacy.com/digital_diabetes_downloads/high-and-low-blood-sugar-download/

Transcript...

Barb Wagstaff: Welcome again. This week I thought I’d take you back to where it all began. The story of how I went from having no real knowledge of diabetes to being dubbed the diabetes goddess. So get comfy. This was a very bumpy ride.

So, I had really never had any real knowledge of what it meant to have diabetes or what was involved in diabetes care prior to March 17th of 2000. I had seen type one diabetes in the wild before. My mom had a friend who’s son had type one diabetes. When we went over to play he was sick a lot. He was laying on the couch. He got to sit there and kinda chill and watch TV while we got shoed outside and had to go and play. As an adult, I met one or two people who had diabetes, but they seem to just take a needle, which I never really would see and they drank diet pop. When we were out it really seemed like no big deal. Until I found out exactly what a big deal it was. But that didn’t happen until March of 2000 as I said.

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3:36…He was a bit fussy he was tired, but again he was two. There was teething. There was flu season. There were all sorts of excuses for why he was the way he was. But it all kinda got to be too much after a bit.

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15:37…He weighed hardly anything. He was like 7 pounds when he was born. He was 2 1/2 years old and he’s weighing 22 pounds. How did I not see that? How do I miss how skinny he’d become? I didn’t know. I mean I had great reasoning behind it. He was always my slimmer child. He was so active keeping up with his older brother. It didn’t surprise me that he was thinner, but he was beyond thin. How did I miss that? What kind of parent was I that I missed that?

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Becoming the Diabetes Goddess is a journey that has taken years. The beginning was messy. I knew nothing about diabetes and never knew what type 1 diabetes was. All of that changed in March of 2000. This episode shares the raw emotions of that day. The day my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I will share with you my guilt and my terror as I learned that my 2 year old son had diabetes and it was killing him. 

For more information on the signs of diabetes see https://www.diabetesadvocacy.com/digital_diabetes_downloads/high-and-low-blood-sugar-download/

Transcript...

Barb Wagstaff: Welcome again. This week I thought I’d take you back to where it all began. The story of how I went from having no real knowledge of diabetes to being dubbed the diabetes goddess. So get comfy. This was a very bumpy ride.

So, I had really never had any real knowledge of what it meant to have diabetes or what was involved in diabetes care prior to March 17th of 2000. I had seen type one diabetes in the wild before. My mom had a friend who’s son had type one diabetes. When we went over to play he was sick a lot. He was laying on the couch. He got to sit there and kinda chill and watch TV while we got shoed outside and had to go and play. As an adult, I met one or two people who had diabetes, but they seem to just take a needle, which I never really would see and they drank diet pop. When we were out it really seemed like no big deal. Until I found out exactly what a big deal it was. But that didn’t happen until March of 2000 as I said.

LISTEN FOR MORE....

3:36…He was a bit fussy he was tired, but again he was two. There was teething. There was flu season. There were all sorts of excuses for why he was the way he was. But it all kinda got to be too much after a bit.

LISTEN FOR MORE....

15:37…He weighed hardly anything. He was like 7 pounds when he was born. He was 2 1/2 years old and he’s weighing 22 pounds. How did I not see that? How do I miss how skinny he’d become? I didn’t know. I mean I had great reasoning behind it. He was always my slimmer child. He was so active keeping up with his older brother. It didn’t surprise me that he was thinner, but he was beyond thin. How did I miss that? What kind of parent was I that I missed that?

LISTEN FOR MORE....

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