Well, unless the medicine is insulin and then you will need to bolus for it!
Mary Poppins is a musical that I loved as a child and still love to this day. I first saw the show as young child. It happened to be just at the time that my aunt and babysitter would be leaving and I would be starting school. I sobbed and sobbed thinking she would go off into the sky with her umbrella!
This show has always been a favorite of mine so I was thrilled to hear that Mary Poppins would be coming to our own local theatre!
But wait... It gets better!
Mary Poppins herself has Type 1 Diabetes!
Ok, so maybe not Mary Poppins but the extraordinarily talented actress, Madeline Trumble, who plays Mary Poppins does.
She was kind enough to be interviewed by my own little Type 1 Reporter who loves musicals and thought that a actress with diabetes... JUST LIKE HER... was about the coolest thing EVER.
Sweets came up these questions all on her own. And Madeline was so sweet to answer!
Sweets: How old were you when you got diabetes? Were you in the hospital? Was it scary?
Sweets: Do you have a pump or a cgm? What kind? I have an Omnipod and a Dexcom I call Dexie.
Sweets: Do you have any friends with type 1? Are you the only one in your family with type 1?
(When I read this to Sweets her immediate response was "Well... she does now!")
Sweets: What happens if you are low on stage? Do you keep a meter and juice close by?
Sweets: Do you test your blood sugar a lot?
Sweets: What happens if you get sick (she means diabetes sick - not "real people" sick) when you are traveling? Do you have a special doctor you go to?
Sweets: Was it hard to become a singer and actor with diabetes?
A big THANK YOU to Madeline for answering all of Sweetpea's questions and for being such a wonderful role model!
If you would like information on the show and to see if it's coming to your area, click HERE.
If you live in the Dayton/Cincinnati Ohio area and would like information on the show and getting tickets, click HERE.
And stay tuned... Sweets gets to meet Madeline IN PERSON on Thursday and we are seeing the show Friday night. I'm sure we will have lots to share!