Bright Ideas for a Dismal Disease

March 2, 2006 at 12:08 pm | Posted in The Sweet Life | 2 Comments

I hijacked the comments over at Julia’s with my list of “what I wish my parents had said to me” growing up as a Type I back in the dark old days of ChemStrips and wipe, wait, compare blood sugar monitoring. These were on my list:

  • I know it sucks to have to test your blood sugar at school/when you’re with your friends/any time. No, but you really oughta shoulda. Just, IT SUCKS NOT TO BE ABLE TO BE A NORMAL KID.
  • I’m so proud of you FOR testing even when the numbers aren’t where you want them to be.
  • You are so much more than the sum of your sugars. This disease is something WE have to control so that YOU get a chance to shine.

Anyone else have any tidbits to add? Disagree with my tidbits? Speak up!

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  1. I really, really need to work on the whole “You are so much more than the sum of your sugars” thang..Way too invested in what the stupid little meter tells me.

  2. Hi there–found you via Shot in the Dark. I didn’t even know there was a diabetes OC until she linked to my post on Beanie Baby (my mommy blog).

    What my parents actually said:

    “WE are not changing our lifestyle for your disease. You are just going to have to get used to doing this on your own.” When I asked, two weeks after dx, if they could stop buying cookies and ice cream for a month or two.

    What I wish they’d said:

    “OF course, honey! Now why didn’t we think of that?”

    What, me, bitter? Noooooo.


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