This year has obviously been a challenge for many people, including our family. Income changes, having everyone stuck in the house together for such a long period of time with little to no physical contact with family and friends can be quite challenging.
But this year was a year of big milestones including my 40th Birthday & 20th Wedding anniversary.
I know many people wish they could forget or start 2020 over (without a pandemic of course), but I don’t know. As difficult as it’s been, hard times bring about so much growth and opportunity.
As a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes, going into lockdown in March was definitely a scary time. I was so blessed to have just refilled all the prescriptions for the full amounts (typically 2-3 months) before they started restricting the amounts, and we never were getting so low on supplies that we had major worries.
There’s always the worry in the back of your mind with all the ‘what if’s’ but I did my best to stay focused and just continue to follow guidelines to keep our family safe and healthy.
One positive thing about having Maggie at home so much is that I was able to be able to monitor her much more closely and make adjustments to her insulin pump when needed. Having the Dexcom G6 CGM system* with remote monitoring (using the Follow app) lets me easily work in my home office and see what’s going on, when she’s at home, or at school. But having her at home means I’m much more able to just walk up the stairs to have her correct or adjust. For the most part, she experienced more time in range because of this during the spring and summer.
For me, this time has been a chance to explore some passions that I haven’t had time to in a long, long time. I went to school for Radio/TV production. I love music and always had a dream to record & mix music as well as enjoying video editing. I’ve dabbled with it here and there and have done plenty of live mixing at church etc, but with the lockdown it almost forced me to do it again and I absolutely loved it! I had the opportunity to mix the music & edit the video for our church services for 7 months.. It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed it as well!
As I look back on this year I wonder what I could have done differently, but I am satisfied that I have done the best with what I’ve been given and continue to press forward, looking for new opportunities and ways to grow!
What was the biggest thing you learned this year?
While this post is sponsored by Dexcom, the experiences and opinions mentioned here are my own. To be sure this product is suitable for you, always read and follow the instructions on the label. You can find out more about the Dexcom G6 CGM system here