May 11, 2013 - 6:59 pm
Both of my sons are Type 1 diabetics. Some of you may remember that my firstborn needed a kidney which I was approved to donate 4 years after my stage 1 diagnosis. Everything went great and I have been happy for the first time in years. My younger son who is also diabetic but has no complications yet was married last Oct. He just found out he is sterile. Nothing to do with diabetis. They said he is just unlucky. Like childhood diabetes is not unlucky enough.. I have been devestated for 3 days. Not because I am attached to the genetics because I would be happy to see this diabetic chain end but because of how sad my son is. I am really tired of bad news. It is so hard to see my children continue to suffer. When I was first diagnosed, people questioned why I wasn't crying and more visably upset. With 2 diabetic sons and one on dialysis, it was not the worst thing that ever happened to me. My biggest fear has always been that I would outlive my sons. Please pray for Andrew. I told him that love not genetics make a parent. Hopefully they will find another way to make it happen.