It’s DBlogDay and this year’s topic is 6 Things Hannah and I’d Like People To Know About Diabetes.
2. I would like the parents of those kids to know that I can teach you what you need to know to allow my child to come to your house for the afternoon to play. (And to those parents that have openly taken on that responsibility, I love you!) For the most part, Hannah’s friends come here because her diabetes is overwhelming to the vast majority of them. Believe me, I know just how scary and overwhelming it can be. I had no choice but to face it head on, you just get to borrow her for a few hours AND you get me as backup! What a deal!
3. Hannah is not sick nor do we treat her as if she was. She is an active, normal, healthy kid who happens to have diabetes and needs to be very in tune to her body. We should all be this in tune to our body actually now that I think about it.
4. She can eat what she wants. Please do not give me the you’re a rotten mom look when you find out I fed my diabetic kid pancakes for breakfast. She can have them, I happen to know to the gram what the carb factor is on those pancakes. Why? Because I weighed out the whole mess the first time we made them just like I do with everything we bake or cook for the first time. The running joke in our household is it’s really easy to tell if we’ve made a recipe recently. If we have, it has pencil scratchings of carb counts of all the ingredients in the margins. This then corresponds with the spreadsheet taped to my fridge which both of my kids practically have memorized anyway.
5. Hannah (and I) would like our insurance company to know that she (and I) really want her to have a CGM. This BS about children not needing them is just that. Her glucose is in such flux due to hormones and growth that I can’t think of a better candidate. Seriously.
6. Your questions are welcome! I relish your questions and I will talk to you all you want about diabetes. Let’s discuss rumors, myths and old wives tails. I’ll debunk what is debunkable and present you with the truth from science and research. Knowledge is power and if we can educate one more person on truth vs. rumor and speculation about diabetes, I’ll be very happy.