Being the parent of a diabetic child means....
---awakening each day with a hope for a cure and then living the rest of the day as if there will never be one.
---being awakened suddenly at 2 AM with a feeling that something is wrong and when you check, your child's sugar is low. After you get it back up, you lie awake the rest of the night wondering what horrible things could have happened had you not woken up when you did.
---trying to have a conversation with someone, while eating and keeping an eye on every bite your child eats so you can bolus accordingly.
---feeling guilty for just wanting some time to yourself to not think about diabetes.
---never, ever sleeping through the night.
---feeling like you always have to be strong, but never feeling like you're strong enough.
---trying to teach your child how important it is to take care of himself while at the same time trying to teach him not to let diabetes consume his life.
---having to kiss your child and tell him how sorry you are for things that are beyond your control.
---crying tears of sorrow for what your child has to deal with on a daily basis and moments later tears of joy because he's alive and he's yours.