You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
- 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.
- Your laundry smells good because you accidently washed the glucose tabs again.
- 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!
- You end up with a drop of blood on the antenna of your cell phone during a 1 am blood glucose check.
- 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.
- 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.
- The first thing you look at in the Sunday paper is the drugstore ads to see which meters are on sale.
- In conversation, your husband describes his personality as Type 1 instead of Type A.
- 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.
- 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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Last Updated: Sun Jun 22 13:46:37 2008
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