It was once said that I will eventually make a great pancreas..... but here are the top 10 reasons I never will
#1) I'm not attached to Norah's body, although many parents would like to be attached at their child's hip (near the pancreas) I do not want to nor will I ever be attached to Norah's body, especially internally.
#2) I have hair and a face and I'm not a slimy organ
#3) I have emotions, which I think most pancreas' are lacking, which is good, because sometimes I base my daughters insulin dosage to quickly on my emotions
#4) I inflict pain on my daughter. Somehow a pancreas can release insulin without doing that, sheesh
#5) I'm only right about 20% of the time......
was it food?
is it hormones?
did I mis-calculate?
is her pump sight bad?
Is that a protein spike?
or there is the often, "I have no idea"
I think a functioning pancreas has a tad more accuracy
#6) I like to sleep for about 8 hours a night, which makes being a pancreas very hard when my brain is off!
Pancreas' they usually run 24/7.
#7) I lack patience and want to get Norahs blood sugar down NOW, often times giving her to much insulin and then causing a scarey low blood sugar.
Pancreas' must have the most amazing patience and know exactly the right timing of releasing the hormone insulin.
#8 ) I can only give Norah synthetic insulin,
and believe me, the real deal is way more efficient and doesn't take 2 hours to kick in!
#9) I will not be around Norah forever.
She will grow.
I will have to train her and She will have to learn to take control of this disease and know how to manage it.
I'm pretty sure a real pancreas doesn't train others on its job, otherwise I would be the first in line!
#10) I am not a mathematician, which is apparently is a pancreas' 2nd job
I guess one thing I have in common with Norah's current pancreas is that we are both broken and flawed. Trying to function, but often malfunctioning. Maybe there is a miracle in store for both of us someday.
In people with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot make insulin. This vital hormone helps the body's cells convert sugar into energy. Without it, sugar builds up in the blood and can reach dangerous levels. To avoid life-threatening complications, people with type 1 diabetes must take some form of insulin for their entire lives.
There is no specifically known cause.
There is NO cure.