Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 3 - D-Blog Week - Room for Improvement





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Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at.  Today let’s look at the flip-side.  We probably all have one thing we could try to do better.  Why not make today the day we start working on it.  No judgments, no scolding, just sharing one small thing we can improve so the DOC can cheer us on!





Well-- Well . . .  since I said I totally rock diabetes yesterday I guess today I must confess to a few things that I could improve.  


1) Changing of the Lancet --- Seriously cannot tell you the last time this happened.  I know - I suck!


2) Washing of the Poking Finger --- I'm really bad about just wiping Nate's finger on my shirt and calling it clean.  I know - GROSS!


3) Stressing over the Highs --- Oh yes, highs stress me out far more than lows.  I get seriously stressed out and rage bolus the crap out of them.  I know - Relax


4) Diabetes in the House --- I think the worst thing that I do is put Nate's diabetes on everyone in the house.  I strongly believe that it is a family disease --- we all live with it but I sometimes put too much of it on Emma and Sophie.  The only example I can think of right now is that Emma wants to get her ears pierced which I am ok with -- sort of.  But, the latest trend is to get numbing cream from the doctor (EMLA) before going to get them pierced so they won't feel it.  I say NO WAY!  Nate's fingers get poked 12-15 times a day, he gets his pod changed every 2-3 days and Dexcom every 7-14.  NO STINKIN WAY am I letting my daughters get numbing cream for an elective poking of the ears.  I wonder if I would even care if Nate didn't have diabetes?  I know - I'm a meanie!


I could go on and on but I think we were only supposed to focus on one.  


Keep calm and D-Blog Week On . . . 

8 comments:

WifeMomPancreas said...

1. SO guilty
2. Guilty
3. Guilty--Medium has had 2 nights in a row in the 400's and I haven't slept all night!
4. Guilty--and I wouldn't let them use Emla cream either, but then again, I only have boys so I will, most likely, not be faced with this dilemma, and I am the meanest mom in the whole world so...but heck yes the can experience a fraction of what poor Nate has to go through!

Meri said...

Wait, there is a lancet inside those pokers??

I suck.

sky0138 said...

LOL I SO do the wiping of the finger on the shirt thing....you mean to tell me that's not clean? LOL ahhh I am not the only one! High fives!

Stephanie said...

You mean you're supposed to CHANGE the lancet??? lol

And yeah...Syd got her ears pierced last June and it did not even CROSS MY MIND to offer her numbing cream. Hells to the no. She cried, it hurt. But oh well. :) It was only once!

Mike Hoskins said...

Changing the lancet... HA!!! Oh, my. Now THAT'S a good one!! Huh? You were serious?!?! Well, crap. Another one for my list, too... :)

thisiscaleb said...

Um - I'm with you. And I'm pretty sure I would say "no way" even without D in the house. Suck it up! ;) Lila did. This emla thing is news to me.

Sara said...

4. NO WAY!! Kids these days! ;)

maxsmom said...

LOL at rage bolus. I'm the same and so is my son. We had a frank talk a little while ago and I asked him if he would rather be high or low (neither, obviously, but you know what I mean) and he said low. It's fixed so much faster.