A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring. Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Name: Wil
- Location: New Mexico, United States
Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).
It just hurts so very much when your child is suffering. Rio is a strong young man. And he has you both to support him.
It still sucks, though.
Will such a support you've been to me over the years.
You can't even imagine what you've pulled me through at the most critical times. I will pray for your son, every day. And all of you.
You now know the anguish and empathy of us d-moms for our kids. You have been through a rough patch. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Prayers for you and your family and especially for Rio. He'll be fine, but this is definitely something that none of you signed up for. Sorry that this has been added to your list of worries and that Rio has to deal with this.
Wow. That's a big shoe.
I'm so sorry to hear about this (and the plague of sickness that ran through the house - which as bad as that sounds, seems so ... little now).
Rio is a special person, in so many ways. And I've come to know you as a gifted person in many ways as well.
While it hurts me to see people I love go through hard things, you two will create something magical from this madness and pain.
I love you guys.
Oh Wil -- as a parent, this post killed me! No, as a person...
Life is so stupidly unfair! Haven't we already checked our box for "medical conditions you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy"?
Please let me know if there's anything our team can do to help.
I am sorry to hear this has happened to Rio. Jackie has lived with scoliosis and wore a Boston brace for years. She was one of the first to wear this brace and it kept her curve stable.
If either of us can do anything please let me know.
I am sorry to read about Rio's situation. However, I am thrilled to find YOU. I love your writing style and will look for your books about diabetes. Thanks for being you!
Don't beat yourself up over it. Rio knows its not your fault.
What bothered me most when being diagnosed as a diabetic, wasn't the injections, the routine, whatever, it was my parents doing the parent thing as you. My mother in particular wondering what she may have done to have caused this. It wasn't anything you/she did, so don't dwell on it.
Hope Rio has as smooth a journey through this as possible.
Wil, I just saw this today. Obviously, I don't have anything spectacular to offer to make this better. But I will be thinking of you and Rio and always hoping for the greatest outcome. I hope the next shoe that drops is a nice comfy slipper.
My duaghter's pediatrician recently revealed her concern for my daughter's weight. She's 12 and built like a brick house. Makes you feel like the worse parent in the world and wishing for that time machine so you could undo every mistake and feed them nothing but broccoli after the first year. I'm still looking for that bubble we could all crawl into. The days were long and the years were short and before I new it, well, excuses sure but parenting isn't easy. Good luck.
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