Mom Wants A Diabetes Cure

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Magical Thinking

For weeks, we (Jeff) have dramatically cut back on Brendon's basal rates and raised his meal ratios all in an effort to keep him from going low.

We check his glucose about twice as often now.

And we ALWAYS catch a low, or on his way to a low.

The little girl in me thinks maybe diabetes is going away and that his pancreas is recovering.

The adult in me says, don't be silly...that's just magical thinking.


  • Is this a parent with diabetes thing? I think that too but then get my ass kicked back to reality. I guess it doesnt hurt to dream and wish these things. MAYBE one day we will be saying this for true. The deeper we get into this the more we relate to most everything that is said on these blogs.
    Great blogging Shannon.

    By Blogger Chris, at 11/25/2007 9:18 AM  

  • Oh Shannon, this made me cry because I have been right there too. Big Hugs!

    On a side note, my word verification was qmrebif. Rebif is the drug Paul uses for his MS. I told him it was a sign that he has to do a post since you are the one that suggested it.

    By Blogger Vivian, at 11/25/2007 12:00 PM  

  • Chris,
    No, it doesn't hurt to dream at all. Thanks :)

    That was a sign for him to blog. He must appease the blog gods and goddesses and post right away!

    By Blogger Shannon, at 11/25/2007 12:22 PM  

  • It isn't just a parents of CWDs thing. We do it too. Probably not as often, but that thought creeps into my head when I'm least expecting.

    By Blogger Allison, at 11/25/2007 12:50 PM  

  • I have to believe that with enough magical thinking (and the latest stem cell research?) that a cure will be found. We are on the brink of so many medical breakthroughs. Magical thinking, positive thinking, prayer -- every little bit helps.

    By Blogger Naomi, at 11/25/2007 5:23 PM  

  • Shannon,

    I've been there. Sometimes when Riley goes through lows and we have to cut back on basals, I think, maybe, just maybe, he's being healed.

    But, like you, I know it's only magical thinking.

    By Blogger Penny, at 11/25/2007 8:40 PM  

  •'s so hard to know what is going on. We do our best to make educated guesses, but still, it's tough. I hope it's not magical thinking, but if it is, know you guys will be okay no matter what.

    That sounds lame, but I don't know how to say what I want to say, so (((hugs)))

    By Blogger Amylia, at 11/26/2007 12:52 AM  

  • Since I'm so new to this, I think that constantly. Then I go out and have a bacon cheeseburger and realize I was totally wrong!

    By Blogger Wingman, at 11/26/2007 10:17 AM  

  • The past two years we have hit this sort of thing in December - of all months, December. Danielle has needed to cut back her insulin significantly. I'm curious to see if it happens again this year. Always makes you wonder, then you shake your head and reality slaps you in the face .....

    Great post :)

    By Blogger Jamie, at 11/26/2007 11:08 AM  

  • I wish so much that this post was true.

    By Blogger Kerri., at 11/26/2007 12:01 PM  

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