Monday, December 26, 2011
interview with my kids about diabetes
I wrote about my first experiences with diabetes and growing up with a diabetic dad. I started to wonder about how my children understood diabetes through living with me. I knew there would be some gaps in their information. We haven't really ever talked about it directly, just in the day-to-day activities.
I started eating low-carb in 2003, so that's all they remember, and it's the most tangible thing that they are aware of in my daily treatment. I thought it was interesting that they are barely aware of my use of insulin, and the younger kids weren't sure what you do to get high blood sugar down. I guess they think when I'm tired that's what's going on. I'm resting it down.
Well, it was fun to work with them. I enjoyed creating the video. Sometime I'll interview Carol... I know she has some opinions about getting awakened in the night by my glucose sensor alarms.