I’m definitely writing this out of frustration. First of all, I want to be clear that I’ve never claimed to cure my daughter’s Type 1 Diabetes. Those of you who know me, or have read my entire blog, know that I started this to document our journey through this disease. Lily is in fact, on insulin. Secondly, we do struggle, we go through what all Type 1′s go through from time to time, it’s not easy, it’s not fun, it’s not what we ever wanted for our daughter, but it’s our reality. If I could change it, I would. But if I can make it easier for her body to work correctly, I will do what it takes.
Despite all my efforts to share and post what we’ve gone through, I continue to get nasty letters from people chastizing me for claiming to have a cure for Type 1. Others (like the most recent comment) tell me how ignorant I am and that my daughter must be a Type 2 Diabetic.
As far as I know, my daughter is Type 1. Unless someone knows more than the doctors at Vanderbilt, I don’t think they have any right to comment on my daughter’s diagnosis. Her antibodies are present for Type 1. She is insulin dependant, but still makes her own from time to time. She’s not fat, and as far as I know, her diabetes is not reversable….at least, not yet. However, this does not mean that I will give up hope. I am doing the best I can do. I’m not here to sell a cure, or to sell ANYTHING. I don’t make money from this website and have no alterior motives other than to share and get support from others who can tell me what they are doing to help their own Type 1. As far as I’m concerned, we are all in this together and for anyone to get upset about my daughter’s eating habits is completely obsurd in my opinion. I would be more apt to believe that one should get upset over a child gulping down a nasty donut than one who prefers to eat veggies and fruits for the most part.
Sorry for the rant here, I just wanted to say that I am not promoting a cure. I’m hoping for one. I’m not trying to sell anything, I’m trying to help my kid. So thanks to those who have given me support here. To the rest, I hope you will read EVERYTHING before you judge me or my family.
Love you all,