This is a shout out to us “the diabetic mums”
The mum’s who live each day in constant turmoil with this ever so perplexing condition,
The mum’s who carried you for nine months,
Stressed about their sugars,
Concerned that they may swing too low or too high,
Ever so fearful for their unborn child.
The mum’s who give their all, their love, their support,
The ones who are right there through every blood glucose check fighting for your campaign (The D).
This is to the mum who cried and struggled all night with her sugars, but is always up the following day ready to greet you with a smile.
The worrying mum who worries inside, without a sign she remains positive and strong.
She waits calmly, patiently for that number to appear, ready to take action in an instant.
This is to the mum’s who, persist, stays determined and are very passionate about their D.
They feel no need to hide it or be embarrassed by it.
They share their knowledge, their life and experiences.
They educate one, they educate them all.
This is to the mum’s, who long after they’ve said their good nights and tucked you up in bed,
Come back and linger about you,
Glancing at your pump and inspecting your sugar level, all in hope that their little one is doing well.
This is to the mum’s who still fight for your D even now that you’re gone.
This is to the mum’s, who don’t like to get involved,
Aren’t open to talking about the D
Their expressions says I don’t care or it’s all your fault.
However deep down inside they want nothing more than to see that you’re healthy and well.
This is the mum’s who give priority to other things besides their D.
Neglecting and forgetting themselves, they suffer in silence too afraid to ask for help in fear of what people may say.
This is to the dad’s with or without D who’ve loved, feared fought for us and been the bravest of them all.