My 4 and 7 year old saw a young kid recently test his sugars and, of course, 1,000 questions followed. I explained to them as simply as I could but it made me think about the first time I was aware of diabetes.
I was in 8th grade playing at a local pool. 2 girls rounded the corner dragging their sister in a run to the snack bar - they got her juice and a candy bar and sat with her till their mom arrived. It was really scary - none of us had any idea what was going on! Her older sister told the crowd that had gathered that she was going to be find and was diabetic.
When was the first time you heard about diabetes? Have you ever been in a position to explain it to someone that was completely clueless?
Liladieni - I had to ask my best friend Mr. Google what a "capstone project" is and found this: Capstone Projects are intended to be intensive, active learning projects, requiring significant effort in the planning and implementation, as well as preparation of a substantial final written work product.
WOW! I'm exhausted just reading the description! What is the topic of your project? I'm sure you told us before but I can't remember your area of study.
Love to hear about sisters who are close! I have a brother but am raising 2 girls. Hoping they will end up good friends...any tips?
Overwhelming but fun. Hopefully relaxing down towards the end of the year!
I've got 2 end of the year school programs that will be cute and my 7 year old's city finals for her swim team. My husband and I have a few days off together so we're hoping for a kid-free meal and maybe a movie or two. Going to try not to stress too much!!! Stressed out mom = crabby kids and husband
Thanks for sharing the challenges you all faced at Thanksgiving! Us "non-diabetics" usually just focus on the calories and at what point during the meal do we have to undo the top button of our pants (not for me, I wear leggings with an elastic waist - ha, ha).
Deb, I'm always flabbergasted when people are aggressively pushing food - especially with your friend knowing you are diabetic! Good for you for choosing your health over some delish.
Anyone else want to share how the "big meal" went? And the leftovers!
(((HUGS))) to you! So glad to hear that you are feeling strong and looking forward to your trip and turkey day.
Can't wait to hear about the hot air balloon ride! That is on my "bucket list". My mom took a ride one year during the hot air balloon festival in Arizona a few years back. She described it as "magical".