One of the greatest thing about the journey I am on, is the people I get to meet. Not too long ago, I was asked to speak in Maine at the P-Pods annual event. What a wonderful crowd. After I spoke, I joined my friend Aaron Kowalski (who also spoke) from JDRF on stage for questions and answers.
Almost immediately a young man raised his hand, many call him Marky. Marky is a young man who loves the New England Patriots and superheroes. Imagine his delight when he had the opportunity to have dinner with Spider-Man & Captain America at Universal studies. I called upon the 9 1/2 old and he asked; “I would like to write an article for your blog. I read it and like it. May I?”
I looked right at him and he was 100% serious. I stated, “I have never let anyone in as a guest blogger before………”
Marky stood his ground looking at me and he did not move……..As I saw the determination on his face I thought to myself……”that changes now”. Okay Marky—-you will be the first guest blogger I have ever allowed space; so without further adieu, I present the article from my new hero……..who needs no cape.
I was a little worried too.
I had lots of new classmates, a new teacher, and a new ed tech. I know lots about Type 1 Diabetes, but was worried THEY might not. What if they didn’t know about high blood sugars, low blood sugars, and why I have extra snacks? What if they thought my pump was a gameboy? My phone was a regular phone, and who knows what they might think my meter was.
When I entered the classroom, after morning recess, I got to pick my seat. I wasn’t thinking about choosing a seat next to my best friend. I was thinking about choosing a seat next to my ‘ed tech’; in case I had an emergency. I hate it when my alarms go off in class and if I sit near my ‘ed tech’, I can make my alarms go bye-bye faster!
T1D is a lot of work but, I have lots of people who can help me.
—–Marky, from Maine.
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