What Would We Do Without Them

 

Art by Ana Morales

 

My friend Reyna and parent of a child with type 1 diabetes wrote a short post yesterday about “Teamwork” illustrating how type 1 diabetes is a “family affair”-she is so right, it IS a family affair.  Thank goodness for our “type 3’s” who help carry the load.

The other night I was hit by surprise nausea.  I tested and saw a 95 on the meter.  I started feeling worse and worse by the second and knew that my blood sugar was most likely going to go lower.  Alex brought me 8 oz. of juice and 15 minutes later I was 93.

I felt that this nausea was going to end soon and crawled myself from the bed to in front of the toilet bowl, thankful that I had just cleaned it to a nice white sparkle.  Alex helped me clip my hair up and rubbed my back.  Dinner of salad greens and chicken was revisited.  Alex had the glucagon nearby- just in case and had glucose tablets and my meter ready.  Once I felt better I brushed my teeth, had a few glucose tabs, and got back in bed.

And later as I drifted off to sleep, thought about how I felt safe, knowing someone was looking out for me.

Thank goodness for our type 3’s.

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Awwwww. I’m sorry you had to revisit your dinner. And for what reason? What caused the nausea? So thankful the glucagon stayed in it’s protective case. BUT…. to have someone there who a)knows how to use it and b)is there for you.
I need myself a type 3. :( Hope you’re on the mend.

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