#SweetSophia was laid to rest at 3 p.m. EST on September 22, 2018. She died from low blood sugar complication. (Read the entire post: #SweetSophia)
It was not a mistake.
It was not a failed device.
It was not lack of care nor improper care.
It was because Type 1 diabetes is a constant life threat.
Outsiders assume it’s just a matter of “control” or “management.”
But it is not.
Think about this:
What if you were responsible for telling your child’s heart when to beat? You had to tell it when to speed up and when to slow down.
What if you had to tell your child’s lungs how deeply or rapidly to inhale?
Twenty-four hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Forever.
Type 1 diabetes “management” requires trying to “control” the function of an organ.