Humorous Tidbits from 2010The diagnosis of diabetes changes you and your family forever. However, in between the challenges of caring for diabetes come amusing moments that remind us of the important things in our lives, like our families and laughing.
We were getting our puppy certified to be a therapy dog and we had to get a letter from the vet saying that she was healthy. This includes taking a stool sample to the vet. So after I "gathered" the sample and put it into a plastic baggy I noticed something black. After taking a look, it noticed what it was -- the dog had eaten a test strip!
My ten year old frequently gets nosebleeds during the winter season. She got one while driving home from the doctor's office last week. Before grabbing a Kleenex, she grabbed a test strip. She saw me watching from the rearview mirror as she placed the test strip in her nose. Her reply to my look of confusion: "Since my nose is freely giving up the blood, I thought I could save myself a finger prick!"
My son was dressed and ready to go in the pool. He also had disconnected his insulin pump. He said, "Mom can you blow up my raft?" I replied, "Sure, honey go get the pump." He came outside with his insulin pump instead of the air pump. I couldn't stop laughing!
My 10 year old, type 1 diabetic son was ill and I was trying to check his ketones. His 6 year old sister called him over and said, "Greg, we have to check your croutons." We all had a good laugh!
We were walking along with some friends. My daughter Corie, age 12, dx at age 2, was wearing her insulin pump on her hip. I was holding hands with a younger child in the group (Cole age 6) who has a little thing for Corie. He saw the pump site. I asked him if he knew what it was. He replied, "Yes, that is where you plug her in for her energy."
Recently we went into an elevator in my daughter's grandparents' apartment building. She looked at all the numbers on the panel and said, "What should I dial up to?" That's the very same phrase she uses when she asks how many carbs to dial into her pump!
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