My name is Danielle Drachmann. I’m a 28-year old woman living in Denmark, with my husband Søren and our 2 kids. For the last 3 years, I’ve lived as a stay at home mom, because me and my two wonderful kids all happen to live with ketotic hypoglycemia.
I have just recently started my Master in the Anthropology of Health at the University of Copenhagen. My loving husband is staying home, taking care of our kids while I go to school two days a week.
As a mother of these rare disease children, my work has spanned further and wider than I had ever thought a career in the traditional workforce might!
- I’m acting as house chef, when I work my magic in the kitchen, identifying the most nutritious constructions of hypo-regulating cuisines, intended at stabilizing our collective blood sugar. Stability is super important 🙂
- I’m acting as defender, prosecutor and attorney when I find myself navigating judicial law, to ensure that my children are receiving all of the support they possibly can. We’re fortunate to be living in Denmark, and a strong security net is something we’ve been thoroughly blessed with.
- I’m acting as house nurse, when I clean/change their probes, administering a brand-new CGM or glucagon syringe during seizures or severe hypos.
- I’m acting general practitioner whenever I engage with a health care system that knows next to nothing about the Ketotic Hypoglycemia diagnose.
Apart from that portfolio of responsibility, I’m a passionate hypo mom, with an ambition to help spread awareness of hypoglycemia and its many forms. This is the underlying reason for the establishment of Hypomom. My goal is two-fold:
- Creating a sense of community, by making sure that those out there with a recent diagnose will find my articles a breath of fresh air, and a comforting destination for how-to’s, tips and tricks as well as relatable stories.
- Help facilitate discussions around life of G-tube-kids, hypoglycemia’s do’s and don’ts, blood sugar guides, and whatever else life throws at us as we navigate our way in life.