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Sunday, November 1, 2009

What I learned about Diabetes this month... October Edition

-Those who are your friends, and "get it" will totally make accommodations for your child and this disease. Even if you are practically dictating the schedule for their child's birthday party. "I see that the invitation says from 10:30 until 12:30... would it be possible to have the kids eat around noon, since that's when Elise has to eat her lunch?" Yes, I actually said this to my friend Matt. And I knew that he was totally okay with it. Which makes he and his wife awesome in my book!

-Cheesecake is bad. I mean, it's good. Really, really good. But for Elise, it's bad.

-I am quite possibly the only person in the world who tests a new bottle of test strips every time. Or I was the only person in the world... take that, One Touch suckas!

-Camping, or "cabin-ing" in the middle of nowhere, TX is totally do-able when you have a toddler with diabetes. As long you pack every little thing that you might ever need... ever. And have a nervous breakdown the night before you leave.

-Falling 10 feet off of a play structure will lower your child's BG by 50. No, it won't. Please don't even try that and sue me when it fails.

-Hallowe'en is going to be tough for the next few years. Elise is starting to get that those little, shiny packages that strangers are giving to her contain food. And she wants to eat it. But she doesn't understand that she can only have a little bit, and even then, only at meal time. And she is captivated by those dum dum suckers.

-The D-Community is ah-mazing! Okay, this is one I've known about for a few months now, but this October has just reinforced that fact. From supporting a new D-Momma, to trusting this total stranger with your hard-earned money for a shirt; you guys blow me away. When I am independently wealthy, I'm going to fly all of us to somewhere fun (Hawaii), so we can meet each other face-to-face. Who's in?

5 comments:

  1. Im in on Hawaii. Sounds wonderfull and I hope Halloween was not too hard on you and elise .

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  2. I'm in! And I agree. I've said a million times, but finding all of you helps make this crappy disease more bearable. I know I'm not alone. I know someone will "get it". And that's just priceless! Hugs!

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  3. We REALLY need to plan a D-Mom weekend somewhere....like Vegas BABY!

    Seriously, YOU ROCK and I'm so happy our paths crossed :)

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  4. I love your monthly edition. It makes me happy. And we know how important it is that you make me happy. (Ok, I'm tired and making no sense.:(

    I'm in on vacation baby. Maybe Cabo someday...my bro can get us an out of this world deal on a place there...let me know when you win the lotto...

    Also, since you all got passports and permission to leave...does that mean your trip to the bay area is off? Just wondering... :)

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  5. @ Meri - no, we're just bad at getting our butts in gear and figuring out dates/flights/dog sitters etc. Thanks for the kick in the pants, we need to get on that!

    Cabo sounds wonderful... we should do it. Gotta start playing the lotto I guess!

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