Thursday, July 31, 2008


Guess what?
I'm going to be at the quilt for life in Washington DC! I'm super excited. I've always wanted to go, and now that I have a square in it(#601), I decided to make the trip. This trip was in limbo for a very long time, but it is finally happening! I'm going to meet up with Allison and some other bloggers for lunch on Monday. This is the first time I'll meet any other blogger. I'm excited (and nervous!). I'll be staying with a friend from the area. She's also diabetic. We met a long time ago at camp, and have been good friends ever since. We don't get to see each other often, so it will be awesome to see her again. This will be my first time traveling along, so I'm nervous about that, but I'm being dropped off by one friend and picked up by another.
I'll tell you all about it when I get home!

Monday, July 28, 2008

But Why?

I can't even explain how crazy this summer has been. It was supposed to be a nice, relaxing summer with lots of time to sleep in and chill out. It has not been that way in the slightest. Without going into too many details, I've ended up staying with my brother and sister-in-law for an extended period of time to care for their two children, who are turning 1 and 3 years old this summer. My three year old niece is quite intelligent, and curious about everything. Since the very beginning, I have never lied to M about my diabetes or my pump. When she asked "What's that?" and pointed to my pump, I would always reply that it was Aunt Jen's pump. She never asked beyond that. Until now. She has reached the "why" stage. I scrambled to answer when she pressed about why Aunt Jen wears a pump, and why I need medicine. So I've come to the fine folks of the DOC to help. What do you tell the young children in your life about your diabetes and diabetic supplies? Does anyone know about any good books that would help explain? A book that has a pump in it would be very helpful, since that is what she is asking questions about.
Thanks in advance! I have a lot of things to post about, so you should be seeing me a little more often!