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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DBlogWeek 2012 Day 2: Rock the Low.

Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”.  But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit.  Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly!  Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes.  Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well! 

I don't wanna brag or anything, but...

That kid of mine?  Man, she ROCKS at catching her lows.  Seriously.  She rarely drops under 60, because she catches them in the 60's-70's pretty consistently.

Just a few weeks ago, I posted about a time she called to tell me her blood sugar was in the 60's...except she hadn't actually tested yet.  While we were on the phone, I heard the familiar beeping of her Ping remote.

She was 68.

Then there was the time she insisted she was dropping, and I didn't believe her.  I thought she was stalling her bedtime, and told her to "sleep tight" .  She looked me square in the eye, and told me she'd come back when she was in the sixties.

Twenty minutes later, she was back.

At 63.

Lately, she's been pretty spot on in the other direction as well.  In fact, last Monday, I was volunteering in her classroom when she brought me her diabetes stuff, and told me something was wrong.

"I don't know if I'm low.  I just know something isn't right."

She was 350.  I gave her a correction, and sent her back to what she was doing.

Thirty minutes later, she brought her stuff to me again.

"I'm 400 now."


It takes quite a bit of self awareness to recognize her symptoms as well as she does.  It takes quite a bit of self confidence to speak up when she knows she needs to test.  It takes quite a bit of self reliance to make sure she has access to everything she needs at any given time.

It takes guts to OWN her diabetes like the champion she is...and she's only 8 years old.

That girl amazes me.

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  1. holy crow that is truly AMAZING! keep on rockin kiddo!

  2. I know what a blessing it is! Good for your little girl!

  3. ROCKING THE LOW...that is awesome and such a blessing!!

  4. Amazing!! And that means you are too Mama!! Great job to you both!

  5. What a great thing to be able to recognize...and she's super adorable, too :)

  6. I just LOVE HER! and her mama, too!!

  7. Oh Wendy - this made me cry.
    Such a lot of responsibility for an 8 year old. Ok, now I don't know if "responsibility" is the right word, because it seems like her awareness is just a natural part of her life.
    Instead, I'll say WAY COOL LITTLE SISTER!!!!!
    Love the pics, and love seeing you guys on Facebook.


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