A small collection of humor from parents of diabetic kids, and yes some of them are mine.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE THE PARENT OF A DIABETIC WHEN.....
In conversation, your husband describes his personality as Type 1 instead of Type A.
You ask your child how her day at school was, and she answers with a number.
The microwave beeps and your d-child shouts “that wasn’t me!”
Everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry!
When your parents answer the phone, the first thing they say is "What's wrong?"
You have no problem asking your child if they are "high" in a middle of a public place.
You make sure your child has candy in bed with them
You ask your child what they had for lunch and they reply 45 carbs!
Your daughter wakes you up in the middle of the night and says, "Mommy, I'm beeping."
Your child says "I'm tired" and you ALWAYS have to wonder if he's low, high, or just plain tired.
You travel with as much food as you do baggage!
You hear another parent wish that kids would come with instructions and your diabetic child pipes in and says, "I do, and I don't leave home with out them."
Your first grader calls you from school to tell you that his teachers, nurse, and health aide are all absent so you decide to go to first grade for the day.
Your child refers to sequel movies as "Type 2".
You automatically wake up at 2:00 a.m.
Every meal turns into a math equation.
Your child falls and before you ask if they're okay you ask, "How's your pump site?"
You base your entire self-worth on your kid's last A1C!
You know what glucagon is and what it does.
You wake up the entire house because you accidentally finger poke your daughter's best friend for the middle of the night check - they look way too much alike.
Your daughter has a sleep over and her friends line up for blood sugar check, and none of them have diabetes.
Your daughter begins to miss the school nurse over summer break.
Your child refers to having a cold as being 'real people sick'.
You laugh out loud reading this list.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Posted by No Sugar Needed at 2:06 PM