You're a Parent When ...

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...

  1. Your 6-year-old is given many colors of modeling clay and told she can create anything she wants and she chooses to make a meter, lancet and cotton ball for her diabetic teddy bear.
  2. Your laundry smells good because you accidently washed the glucose tabs again.
  3. Your nine-year-old son pees on the toilet at 3 a.m., and you're not mad because now you can check his ketones without making him get up again!
  4. You end up with a drop of blood on the antenna of your cell phone during a 1 am blood glucose check.
  5. When doing math homework, in response to the question "Name three things that you use in your home to measure with and draw a picture of it," your 6-year-old son writes "syringe" and painstakingly draws a picture of it.
  6. In your search for change at the bottom of your purse to pay for an item at the register, you also find used test strips.
  7. The first thing you look at in the Sunday paper is the drugstore ads to see which meters are on sale.
  8. In conversation, your husband describes his personality as Type 1 instead of Type A.
  9. You are doing calculations at work and your fingers automatically punch in the carb factor for calculating your son's carb bolus instead of the numbers in front of you.
  10. Your d-daughter knows the Girl Scout cookies with the fewest carbs per cookie and uses that in her sales pitch to everyone---diabetic or not!

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