Today’s topic is one that I’ve recently covered - threefold, in fact. I came up with a whopping thirty things I hate about diabetes in a weakened moment of exhaustion. It felt good to get those things off my chest.
Me: Jenna, the Diabetes Online Community wants to know a few things that you don’t like about having diabetes. Would you like to share a few things you don’t like?
Jenna: [nods while eating her cereal] What are you typing?
Jenna: Number one - I don’t like when Daddy says “Then how ‘bout we do a check on your toes?”
Me: Daddy’s joking, of course.
Me: Oh. You mean, like that low you had yesterday when we were trying to get ready to go?
Jenna: Yes. When I’m low.
sugar came back up, right?
Me: So what’s number seven?
Jenna: I think I might do 100 things.
Me: ...one hundred things you hate?!
Me: Let’s just shoot for ten right now, okay?
Jenna: Okay. Number seven - Sometimes I can taste the alcohol when
you are rubbing it on my skin.
Me: So when I prep the area for a new site, you can taste the alcohol vapours?
Jenna: Yes. It’s yucky.
Me: Is there anything else you can think of?
Jenna: What number are we on now?
Me: We are on number eight.
Jenna: Remember that time you had to give me a needle in the night?
Me: You mean, an injection I had to give you because your blood sugar wouldn’t come down?
Me: So you don’t like needles.
Me: Okay. Number nine.
Jenna: I don’t like it when you try to do checks on other fingers. I only like my pointer fingers checked. My thumbs and pinkies are very delicate.
Me: Okay, we have one more to go, Jenna. What’s your number ten?
Jenna: Blood work. That’s what I hate the most.
Me: Thanks, Jenna. I think the D-OC will enjoy hearing from you today!
Jenna: Thanks. I’m going to go play now.