Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The D-BB House Plan :)

Rosie and I watched Big Brother tonight.  (And yes, I have an internal debate with myself regularly about whether an 8 year-old should be allowed to watch that show or not.  Argh.)   Towards the end of the show, Rosie asked me if there had ever been any Diabetics on the show.  I told her that I didn't think so.  She said that was good because then she would be the first one when she gets on the show.  :)   She went on about her plan to have her best friend try out with her so that they can be in the house together and how much fun they'll have.  

I love it.  Not the Big Brother part, specifically... but the fact that she knows there's something a little different about her, and she's not only willing, but proud to show that off to other people.  I think she's picking up on the idea that Diabetes used to hold people back, but it won't stop her.  Love it.

Oh, and after I was so worried about getting the doctor's orders for school, it turned out to be nothing.  I called the endo's office, left a voicemail for the nurse, and within a couple of hours they called back and told my DH they'd fax the orders directly to the school as well as mail us a copy.  No questions, no comments about the time limit.  Whew.  
Do I seem familiar? :) This blog is new, but I've been around the DOC for a while, and I've been blogging about other topics for years. I'm AmyMCGS pretty much everywhere online- CWD, Twitter, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Bean LOVES BB and I have the same conversation with myself every time she watches!!
    Love Rosie's attitude about D...totally something to be proud of, for sure!


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