Bittersweet Diabetes Moment

Dear Reader,

If you have poked around a bit here and feel that my outlook on th whole diabetes thing is a bit, well, schizophrenic, you may be right. My last post was pretty positive on it I think. This one not so much.

My kids had their last day of tennis class today for the summer. Typically I sit nearly on the bleachers watching, but today, I went a little further down with my younger kids while the older two had class because my 6 year old wanted me to throw balls for him to practice. So I wasn’t observing what the class was doing for a while. I guess that had a relay race and since it was the last day everyone on the winning team got a munchkin (i.e. donut hole). My 8 yo cwd (child with diabetes) very carefully put hers back in the box and said she had to save it till later because I was not there to check her blood sugar and bolus her for it. After class she got it back and brought it over to me and explained the situation. Needless to say, I am really proud of her for her maturity and responsibility in refraining from eating the little donut. Though I wouldn’t have been upset if she’d eaten it either. I didn’t end up giving her insulin for it because although she was 176 it was after tennis and her bg did not go up. It’s just one of those moments that makes you sigh. I still stand by my previous assertions: diabetes is evil but it is able to teach a little girl a lot more responsibility and self-control than she should need to have at 8 years old.

Nebby

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