I am Madiha Salahuddin, the mother of two little ones. One of them is Ashhad, who is living with type 1 diabetes. Balancing the responsibilities as a single mother is already a significant challenge but when you add caring for a child with diabetes and a little one into the mix, the complexity reaches a whole new level. Despite the struggles, I can confidently say that being their mother is the greatest privilege and joy I could ask for.
Every day is a delicate balancing act, involving regular monitoring of blood glucose levels, administering insulin, and meticulously managing the needs of both children. Which demands a considerable amount of organization, patience, and love and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.
My child with diabetes teaches me resilience and strength in a way no one else can. Witnessing his bravery as he tackles the daily challenges of his condition is truly inspiring. His determination to live a full life, despite the obstacles, fills my heart with pride.
Simultaneously, my little one brings an entirely different kind of joy to my life. His laughter, boundless curiosity, and unconditional love brighten my days. He serves as a constant reminder to find joy in the simplest moments and appreciate the beauty in every day.
Some days are admittedly tough. Doctor’s appointments, counting carbs, managing unexpected blood sugar fluctuations, can feel overwhelming. But amidst the chaos, we find strength in each other and remember that we are a team.
Being a single mother of two unique and incredible children has taught me to be patient, resilient, and adaptable. It has revealed the strength I didn’t know I possessed and has brought immense gratitude into my life.
Navigating this challenging journey together, I am continuously learning, growing, and discovering new ways to support and advocate for both of my children. The determination to provide them love, guidance, and tools they need to thrive, keeps me going on.
Being a single mother to a child with diabetes and a little one is not without its challenges, but the rewards and love that fill our lives far outweigh any difficulties we may face. I am grateful for every moment spent with my children and wouldn’t change a thing about our beautiful, unique family.