|Photo taken from I Challenge Diabetes FB Page|
One of the questions was, "Which finger do you hate poking the most!" Some said thumbs, while other said pinkies, but when it came down to a little six year old girl, her answer was simple, she shrugged her shoulders and said, "I don't like poking any!" That's when it hit me. Diabetes SUCKS! I know diabetes sucks because I hate pricking my finger, and giving myself insulin and feeling responsible for everything I do and eat because when I check my blood sugar my meter screams back at me, "YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG!" But, for this kind of torment to happen to someone so young, that at only six years old she knows that it sucks and knows that she hates having to do it. Why?
It is so frustrating that I cannot undo diabetes from any child; however, it inspires me to do all that I can to at least make it easier, to be there for them to talk to, to help them get through it. I know that I need to make this happen and I will do everything I can to make sure I am there for those that need someone.