Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Bolusing!

It's Easter time and without a doubt the tables are full of little class bowls of chocolates, plates of fruit and cheese and crackers and an amazing amount of yummy desserts! For a diabetic this can be both a dream and a nightmare at the same time. We all are checking our sugar just a little more often or bolusing an extra 'good luck' unit just in case we don't totally know if the pecan tart had a little more sugar than we could have ever imagined.

This is when the diabetic with the pump should be filmed for an advertisement for a pump - because this is when the advantage of the pump truly comes into play. The simplicity of the pump at times like this is unbelievable compared to injections. Not having to get out your pen, screw on a needle and inject is great - however having a pump, the likelihood of you wanting another piece of pie is extremely high - "Hey it's only a press of a button!"

This is my third Easter with diabetes and I can't really imagine what parents must go through with diabetic children. With all the treats the Easter bunny brings and all the treats that get passed around at family dinners - I give all the diabetic mothers and fathers credit right now!

For me, it's like any other day with my pump except my daily totals will be a little higher than normal. But, it's all worth the fun socializing and catching up that occurs at Easter! Hope everyone has had a great Easter weekend so far!


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