Agreed. We overcome fear by knowledge, I think. At 9, he’s old enough to see the reality of what is around him, including me working hard to understand his condition and manage it, but too young to make his own decisions yet. I cannot hide from him my learning curve, and I need him to follow along with me and learn as we go. Honesty is also vital in our relation. But along the way I try to teach him that in principle nothing is insurmountable, and that we will work to put his condition where it should be: in the background.
My wife had similar concerns when I was organising to get the G6 and an Apple Watch. She feared that it might consume him; that he’d always be checking, and live in fear of his numbers. I see that perspective, but on the contrary, I feel that when you shed light on something, make it normal, and have information to hand, you get the chance to step out of its shadow.
I will try to become strong. And I will work that Juno remains strong. We will do it with effective tools, experience, analysis, honesty, knowledge.