Heidi and Jack at D-Tales started this cute Kids With Diabetes MeMe.
They passed it on to Tracy and the Superhero from The Superhero and the Princess. They sent it on to Reyna and Joe from Beta Buddies who then bounced it on over to Kris and Bumble Bee from My Sugar Bugs. They handed it off to Meri and her 3 Boys from Our Diabetic Life, who gave it to Lora and Justin from My Diabetic Child, who gave it to Misty and Ally from Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.
Sweetpea answered this in true Sweetpea form. I am not making any of this up. She said ALL. OF. IT. That's just how she rolls and one of the many reasons I love her so, so much!
What is your name?
How old are you?
When were you diagnosed with diabetes?
Do you remember what happened when you were diagnosed or how you felt?
I felt funny and then what else? And then I got shots. I got shots in my butt and I said, "HEY!" because I wasn't expecting that.
Do finger pokes or shots [or site insertions/infusion set changes] hurt?
Site changes do but finger pricks don't. I kinda trick Mrs. S. (she says OUCH and pretend it hurts at school - this is a running joke!).
What is a high number?
A high number means that I'm high and I have to drink.
(I explain that I mean an actual number.)
What is a low number?
What does low blood sugar feel like?
Feels like I'm low.... feels like nothing. (Probably accurate - she is not recognizing her lows.)
What’s your favorite way to treat a low?
I LOVE that juice!!! I love Smarties, I love m&m's, and watermelon and cantaloupe!
How do you feel when your blood sugar level is high?
(finger tapping chin) Ummmmm.... fine.
What’s the best thing about having diabetes?
My pump and Dexie
Are you going to ask me the worst thing now??? (making a funny face)
What’s the worst thing about having diabetes?
Shots. Taking Dexie out. When they have to hold me down. When they do something bad to me. Going to the doctor. You pulling my hair when you put in the bows.
(I explain that THAT has nothing to do with diabetes. Even people without D must BRUSH THEIR HAIR!)
Are you going to ask me about the great things I like to do?
(Me: In a minute. Be patient.)
Do you worry much about diabetes?
If one of your friends were diagnosed with diabetes, what would you say to that friend?
I would ask do they like it. I'd say, "That's great!"
What’s your favorite food?
Peanut butter, watermelon, cantaloupe, cheese, nuggets, apples, chocolate chip pancakes....
(Me: Ok, that's good. What do you like best?)
What’s your favorite snack?
Peanut butter, cantaloupe, watermelon... Are you running out of space? Do you have enough paper? Strawberries, grapes, a Frosty!
What’s your favorite low-carb food?
Do you know what a blog is?
No. I forget. Oh, Yes! It's about somebody who wants you to put something on the blog.
Do you know that I blog about diabetes?
No. Yes. Maybe not.
Do you care?
Why do you think I blog about diabetes?
Because people don't know that I have diabetes. (Me: You think I want people to know you have diabetes?) Yes. So we can meet people. (I think she's talking about meeting Tracy and her Princess, Ally and Misty, Lora and Justin...)
Make a movie about me, Ok?
(Odd... this reminded me that I was going to video tape her doing this but forgot. The kid loves to perform!)
What’s your biggest wish?
(no hesitation) A cure for diabetes. Aaaand... that I could play with Faith, and have a friend who lives at my house, that I'm a grown up, that I make my own sandwich (what?), and I go to High School.
Who’s your best friend?
What do you like about him/her/them?
She plays with me.
What’s your favorite thing to do?
Play in the water, go to the beach, play with my doll house, go to school, and get dressed up and come home and take a nap! (Ok, that is bs. She has not taken a nap since dx!)
Do you have a hero?
No. (Me: Do you know what a hero is? Shakes head no... I explain...) No. You know, when Jack grows up if he has a cape he could be a superhero.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A doctor and a mommy and a sister and I'll get my own kitty!
(I'm surprised she didn't say teacher seeing as though she plays teacher for hours at school every day... but she also is pretty firm on the doctor thing.)
Who’s your favorite person in the whole wide world?
Faith. But she's kinda bossy sometimes. (Me: so are you sometimes.) Humph.
Mommy and Daddy and Mimi. (Me: What about Gaga?) That's what I said. Gaga and Mimi. Same thing.(exasperated sigh)
Are you afraid of anything?
YES! (counting on fingers) Shots, sharks, being chased and falling down, doing bad stuff, and thunder. That's five.
HURRY UP! I'M TIRED!
Fill in the blank. Sweetpea is___________. There is no right or wrong answer.
Me: Any thing else you'd like to say?
Sweetpea: Yes. I made soap pies with Faith. It was bad. The happiest thing was going to see Princess on Ice! Thaaaaaat's it!
Me: Ok. Thanks! I love you!
Sweetpea: I love you, too, Mommy!
That's my girl!
And now.... the MeMe is going off to the desert. Land of very scary creatures that crawl into your house. Land of "no humidity" but temps hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement. Home of fellow PWD, Bret Michaels!
Wendy and Sugar..... TAG! YOU are IT!