November is Diabetes Month and today is D-Blog day. This year, the topic is six things you want people to know about diabetes.
I decided to ask Benny what he wants you to know. So here's a D-Blog day post, dictated by a five year old who was diagnosed with type 1 at 23 months.
Six things Benny wants you to know about diabetes:
People can have shots, but I have a pump. It's blue.
Sometimes when you have insulin in your pump, going into your wherever your button (inset) is, and you have a lot of insulin going in, sometimes it really hurts.
It's not a big deal when my friends ask me about my pump, I just tell them, "'cause I have diabetes."
I don't remember before I had diabetes. I just always had it.
When I'm at a friend's house and I want to eat something, I have to bolus myself.
It feels pretty good to have diabetes in Kindergarten because I like to answer questions about it.
So there you go! I have to admit, I'm pretty surprised by that last one. But he is just loving Kindergarten and doesn't mind talking about diabetes at all. Overall, going to school has been much easier than I expected. Of course, nothing is really easy with diabetes. or five year olds!