HI this is Emma,
I am almost two. And i have type 1 diabetes. But good thing for my Mom i barely know that i have it. Only when i have to get tested and get my insulin in the morining. I am getting really good at doing my test.
I help my mommy becasue she onnly has two hands and there is alot for her to do in the morning. I usually find a great spot where my toys are so i can show my dollies what i am doing.
I take out the pen and pass it to my mom. Then i unzip the zipper where the lancets are. I want to take the top off but i let my mommy doit.
I then take out the blood glucose meter and put a strip in it.
I like to get the pen ready so i pull the trigger back and give it to mom. I hold out my finger and she tests my blood. It takes 5 seconds for it to give us my reading.
Then i get my milk.
I do not know how daddy does it but breakfast is ready when were done the test and so is my 1.5 units of insulin.
I will take off my shirt for him and lay on the floor hugging my fishy then daddy says "all done" and gives me kisses and hugs. Thats the best part of the insulin.
Now i am going to have all the energy i need for the day.
Auntie Linda tests me before lunch. She is really good at testing too. And really good at alot of other things too. I love her.
I just have to eat everything that everyone tells me to eat. But if i dont eat it all up its funny because i need to get my carbs from somewhere so i get mmmmmm PUDDING! They have not caught on that i have figured this out so its still fun to me.
I guess i have been growing alot lately because my blood glucose has been a little lower than usual. But i know my mom and dad will figure this out.
My mom worries alot about me. But i counted to 7 this morning just to show her i am ok.
I love my cat. He doesn't have diabetes, but he knows i do.
Next week is my first clinic visit since i was diagnosed. I am really excited for it.
Thanks for listening