Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lighter Side of Diabetes

Sometimes all you can do is laugh at this disease. Here are a few of our lighter moments:

  • When you ask Sáin how much food she wants she responds in carbs. (I asked her how many Nutter Butters she wanted in her lunch this morning and she responded “about 20 grams”)
  • No one in our family says “I’m hungry” it’s always “I’m low”
  • The other day I told Aidan he could get a candy while we were at Rite Aid. He ran back to the pharmacy and grabbed Glucose Tabs
  • I learned first hand that Washington State Patrol is very understanding when you open your glove box to get your registration and the glove box is full of used syringes. (KIA of Renton is a little less understanding and makes you clean the syringes out of your car before they will work on it.)
  • Awhile ago I had to give Sáin a corrective shot during church. It got some strange looks but that wasn’t the best part. When I got up to the front of the line for communion I noticed I still had the syringe in my hand. The look on the Eucharistic Minister’s face was priceless.
  • Sáin is preparing for her first communion and she and Aidan have been debating whether or not Jesus is a “free food.”
  • When I ask Sáin how her day was she starts rattling off her blood sugar numbers.
  • When the nurse went to give Sáin her Chicken Pox vaccine booster this fall Sáin tried to grab the syringe from her. Sáin was a bit surprised that she did have to give herself her own shot.
  • There’s nothing quite like the looks you get when you ask your 8 year old if they are high while you are out in public.
  • Strangest place we’ve done a blood sugar test – in the middle of the Hannah Montana concert while Sáin was dancing and the lights were flashing. Even though Sáin felt low she wouldn’t stop dancing.
  • Strangest place we’ve done an injection – when we were next in line at the US-Canada border. The Canadian agents were very understanding and even expedited our trip through customs.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Gosh, I've never wondered if Jesus is a carb before. Love this blog entry. I laughed out loud. -- kmd