I've decided, based on the extreme silliness of my mood lately, that it was worthwhile to do a repeat of some diabetes humor. So, here goes. Below you'll find a small collection of humor from parents of diabetic kids, and yes many 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 she is "high" when you're in public.
You make sure your child has (gluten free)candy in bed with them.
You ask your child what she had for lunch and she replies "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.
You find blood sugar test strips in every possible, and impossible, space inside and outside your home.
Every meal turns into a math equation followed by scientific research.
Your child falls and before you ask if she's injured, you ask, "How's your pump site, is your pump okay?"
You base your entire self-worth on your kid's last A1C!
You hear your child scream "I'm hooked" and you run as fast as you can in that direction, because you know her pump tubing is now wrapped around whatever inanimate object jumped in front of her.
You know what glucagon is and what it does.
You wake up the entire house because you accidentally stick your daughter's best friend's finger during middle of the night blood checks - they look way too much alike.
Your daughter has a sleep over and her friends line up for blood sugar checks, 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'.
Students in your classroom now ask you how many carbs are in their snack.
You laugh out loud reading this list.