Here's the other half of the picture I posted of Sugar the other day.
You see, she has a strong local support system.
She knows she's not alone.
But she feels alone when she's only one in her class wearing a Dexcom.
The one beeping in the middle of a math test.
The one who misses part of recess because she has to go to the nurse.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the outpouring of supportive comments I received after my last post. Each one means so much to me...you guys really do understand the emotions we're dealing with and I genuinely appreciate your kindness.
I tried to bring Dexcom up with her again today. It's not that I wanted to push her to try it again...more that I just wanted her to talk to me about what had happened at school that made her so upset.
"Mom, I can't talk about it without feeling like I'm going to cry."
She's SEVEN!!!!!! Nothing in life should be so stinkin' heavy that it evokes such painful emotion.
Anyway, I was telling her that I told my computer friends about how sad she was the other night...and I shared some of the comments with her. The next thing I knew, she was smiling ear to ear.
The DOC lifted her up, just like it's lifted me up a million times before.
Lorraine and Alexis suggested a great idea to help her feel less isolated...but I'll need your help. I'd like to collect some pictures of people wearing their CGM's (kids and/or adults) to create a scrapbook for her. I'll also use this collection to show her class that there are many people who wear a CGM and it's nothing they need to be concerned about. If possible, would you mind writing/having your child write a short note finishing this statement:
I have diabetes and I am ________________________.
Then take a picture of the note and send it to me with your CGM picture.
I'd like to collect all the pictures by Friday, 4/1.
Thank you, my friends.
From the bottom of my Candy Heart,