When my second daughter was three, she used hide her eyes when I tested my glucose. Then one day when she turned four, she stared right at my finger and demanded: "Let me see that boo-boo! I don't like that boo-boo." And she let out a cackle. We've been laughing ever since.
Even if you don't usually read my monthly Straight Up column over at dLife, please have a look at this month's edition, especially if you're a parent. Me thinks you might relate.
Two quick excerpts:
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
TouchéMedical's new Bluetooth-enabled patch pump is supposedly the world's smallest and cheapest.
Youngest daughter (5 years old), while snuggling:
I'm your cupcake, Mom, eat me!
"Wait, no, I'm your sugar-free, wheat-free cupcake, Mom. Can you love me now?"
And direct from our kitchen:
Daughter #2 (now age 9), holding up a mini-muffin: "Mom, does this have insulin in it?"
Daughter #1 (age 11): "That's stupid. It has carbs in it."
Daughter #3 (the little one): "Oh, so you can't eat it because of those insulin barbs!"
Me: Oy vey.