Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blog Week Post 2: One Great Thing

Diabetes Blog Week
One Great Thing

Karen at Bitter Sweet (which I find so cool as we are Naturally Sweet Sisters) is hosting a blog get together to write about various topics.  Today's post is about One Great Thing.

The One Great Thing.

A One Great Thing.



Ok, so I had to think about this one for a moment.  It is hard to pick out one great thing from the world of type 1 diabetes.  Isn't type 1 diabetes the anthesis of one great thing?  It sure seems like an oxymoron.

Then it hit me.  The World's Greatest One Great Thing(s) is literally staring at me from the kitchen table, eating big bowls of Cocoa Krispies and Soymilk while giggling at the box placed strategically in front of themselves.  (I think they might have been whispering about my morning bed-head.)


Yes, these two.

They make my life of watching over the type 1 diabetes monster as easy as could possibly be.

If I ask them to check their blood sugar, they do it.  Maybe with a slight eye roll once in a while, but they do it.

They dose insulin for food that they have taken onto their plates and they actually eat those same carbs.  There is no hiding or lying.  Even when a cookie falls on the ground and then a sister smooshes it with her shoe, they go back into the house and get an equivalent carb item to make up for the difference.

At night, they roll over in their sleep, hold out a finger and sip a chocolate milk without the slightest grumble.

If they have a playdate, they call me with a blood sugar and always remember to add an "I love you" before hanging up.

When I have to change a site, even if it is twice in one day, they often say "thank you" even through a few wet tears.  (And though my heart aches extra when I hear that, I feel proud that they understand the serious need to have to get a poke.) 

My job is easy because of them. 

That is definitely One Great Thing.

And did you know that if you are patient, then you can actually walk a cat?  If you ask the girls, they would say that is their One Great Thing!

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