Where would I be without our Diabetes Educator? She’s seen us at our lowest after diagnosis and has been there at every step of our journey. She knows the whole family and we are all in this together. I’ve made mistakes and not once has she made me feel guilty. She knows my son and understands that we have to take his personality and choices into consideration at all times. She doesn’t expect perfection: which is just as well!
The tears have usually been replaced with laughter now when we meet and it feels like she’s one of us. I can be totally honest with her. When I started this blog, I showed it to her and her encouragement made me keep going.
I cannot imagine not having this team approach. I know I can email or make a call and there will always be someone there to listen or give advice.
I was helping someone do a haiku for homework and our educator came into my head. This is how I would sum up her role for us.
Diabetes Educator Haiku
With patience and great knowledge
Our guardian angel