It makes sense to think at some point our kids will be given the opportunity to share diabetes at school as part of a project.
Perhaps a classroom speech.
Perhaps a science project.
If you have not been faced with this decision, you very well may. I recently read a story of a young man, the brother of someone with diabetes, who lived a whole week as his little sister with diabetes.
He would even prick his finger to take blood checks and when it came time to take shots he pricked his finger again just to feel the prick (obviously he didn’t take actual shots). He would write everything down and state how much insulin he would ‘take’ when needed.
He would log in all foods he would eat; he would write his blood glucose numbers town after each check, and he even arranged a meeting with his sister’s doctor to discuss ‘his’ diabetes. His mom told me that he treated his sister much differently after he walked a week ‘in her shoes’.
I find that amazing as much as I do wonderful.
Please share the stories of what are/were some of the things you did when you were young, or what your kids have done over the years. I bet there are some pretty good projects that can be shared. How did the classmates react? You will truly help others that are looking to do something, but do not know what to do. Kindly enlighten us all.
It is not easy to stand in front of a classroom and share your life. Many have, and they should be recognized. Our children mature faster than others. They are asked to ‘grow-up’ and be responsible long before they should be asked to do so. And they respond well.
So please share…….what was that school project?
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