What It’s Really Like to Be the Mother of a Child with Diabetes

Having diabetes is difficult. And it can be scary. It’s a 24-7 burden that requires a ton of planning (and a lot of poking). There are fears associated with the condition that people with diabetes likely never consider for more than a moment. And while living a healthy and full life with diabetes is absolutely possible, it definitely takes a little more effort.

But what about when you aren’t the one with diabetes? What if, instead, you’re the parent of a child with diabetes?

Being a caregiver is one of the most difficult tasks a person can be faced with. Like having diabetes, it comes with a whole host of responsibilities and fears, and they often feel just slightly beyond your control. Being a parent is already an incredible role to take on, but adding a chronic condition to the equation, and it’s an entirely different scenario.

In the video below, a group of mothers share what it’s like to have a child with diabetes. Based on the poem, “A Mother’s Anthem” by Linda Kaniasty, the film offers insight into their lives in hopes of raising awareness for diabetes.

Take a look, and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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