Thursday, September 15, 2011

Needles, batteries and strips....

Well, I thought I hadn't done a diabetic post in awhile.  A friend on facebook had posted about The Mom Song from to the same tune we use the Type 1 Mom Song.  Before I post the link to this, I thought I would explain the main difference.  In this video the two children have Type 1 Diabetes.  In one family.  It seems that this isn't very rare anymore.  I have been hearing a lot about more than one sibling having Type 1.  In our family we have 3 of the 4 children that are Type 1 as well.  They all 3 wear insulin pumps.  And I, the mother, has Type 1 too.  So there are 4 of us in our household that are diabetic.  Keep that in mind when you watch this video:

Then we get a lot of people that ask us stupid questions about our diabetes. Or make comments when we eat sweets as if it is not allowed.  Not calling people stupid, just the question.  I suppose a better word would be ignorant.  Most people think of diabetes as something people get and later on they get gangrene and eventually lose a limb or go blind.  Many people in the diabetic community are well versed in what to say in these kinds of conversations...but here is a great video that shows the dialogue.

So the next time you see a child or an adult offer them a piece of real candy and not that sugar free stuff that has more artificial stuff in it that makes you poop instead! hahaha