I’m just a tad tired of seeing ‘that’ horror on the faces of those people who have no clue what bearing candy has in the life of those who have diabetes; honestly, the answer is that it has none.
“WHAT ARE YOU DOING? You cannot have candy out on the table; you have two kids with diabetes!”
(What I wanted to say) “Shut up you more-off (morON is too good for them), you have no idea what you are talking about. It’s not poison, it’s candy.”
(What I said) “No, it’s okay. They can eat candy, they just have to know what the carb ratio is, and bolus accordingly; and depending on their blood sugar level, they might just be able to ‘pop’ it in their mouth.”
Well when I tell you that the mouth was just hanging open.
“Reallllllyyyyyyy” (really long pause) “Wow……..who knew?”
AHA…..and THAT is the point, STUPID. We…..the parents know. AHA……the ones with diabetes know. AND WE ALL NEED NO HELP FROM YOU.
So here’s the deal, IF I do not mention to you that your daughter is not really at her girlfriend’s house like she said or your teen-age son was not really in the woods looking at birds with his friends and those cans were not soda, or the mints and perfume your daughter uses is not that she is so hygiene-savvy, or when your kids say they are at the movies and do not remember what it was about; all leads me to say that MY KIDS and WHAT they eat should have no place on your list of things that you feel compelled to share with me. If I don’t tell you how to raise your kids, don’t tell me about mine—-especially when it comes to diabetes.
Because no matter how much I beat myself up over this wretched disease and everything it means, does, is and continues and regardless what YOU think—–I AM THE EXPERT.
Feel free to hand this out as needed. 🙂
I’m a diabetesdad.