The Big “C”


So my dad was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Don’t get me wrong, cancer is a total nightmare, but balancing all of his other medical conditions and medications has presented quite the challenge for my mother and his team of doctors.  He is a Type 2 diabetic, has high blood pressure, heart problems…and the list goes on and on.  After a solid month of dentists and small surgeries, he was cleared to begin a radiation – chemo combo.

Why am I writing about this you ask????  I can’t help but think about what I would have to go through in order to get treatment.  They inserted a port and a peg line (feeding tube) because they are 99.987% sure he won’t be able to swallow during treatment.  I immediately think of a liquid diet and would l have to count carbs and shoot up before inserting my dinner into the tube?  Does it process much faster since it is immediately inserted into my stomach?  What if I refuse to eat or become too dehydrated?
I know that there are probably a number of type 1s out there that have battled and survived the “Big C” and would love to hear how you coped with diabetic challenges.
I truly hope I never have to really consider any of these “what would I do?” scenarios.

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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