Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas cake!

You know that cake I was talking about yesterday well here it is:

I am so proud of it, its the first one I made and made all the pieces, the cake, the boarder, the snowflakes and the characters!

And again I wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Low Christmas

I am decorating my christmas cake placing sugar paste characters I made on the top.

Mum: You need to stick those down with something.

Me: No I don't!

Mum: Yes, otherwise they will fall off!

Me: No, its my cake.

Mum: but when someone picks it up they will fall off.

Me: Then no one can pick it up.

I finish decorating, wash my hands and test my BG.

You guessed it I was low and uncooperative! So I had to go back and apologise to my mum and stick my sugar paste characters down with a dab of water.

I'm such a lovely person when I'm low!

In other news Happy Christmas everyone!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Respect for my parents

I have so much respect for my parents in being able to raise me, raising a child is hard enough but when that child has diabetes there is ten times the amount of stuff to worry about.

I currently child mind a four year old with diabetes, and that has made me realise the effort of looking after her and the worry that comes with that. Looking after myself diabetes wise is all natural to me that I barely even have to think about it, but looking after another person is different. It means all the tests you do and the decisions you make have to be done for them and its not just you that will live with the result of those decisions.

Seeing her mother worry about her and how much effort she takes makes me think about my parents and what they had to go through (and still do to a lesser extent!). Looking after and raising perfectly healthy child is tough enough, when that child has additional needs and the measures you take to ensure they stay healthy, from injecting them on a daily basis to almost forcing them to eat when they don't want to but still need to.

What I wanted to say is I respect my parents and love them loads for all they did and still do for me!