Saturday, January 1, 2011

Joe's Interview Of "The Bridge" (Jonah Style)


As Joe was soaking his big toe (another story that diabetes overshadows and that will most likely come to text in the next day or two) in a warm saline infused tub of water, the children seemed to be winding down from a busy New Year's Day. They were both agreeable to participating in the interview that Jonah, from JonahDiabetic had done with two of his brothers. Jonah's brothers were quite deep in their interviews. Actually "The Tree" was deep and if memory serves me right..."The Bed" was brief. Bridget (aka "The Bridge" goin' Jonah-style here) was neither short on words nor on depth. My favorite parts were where she describes diabetes as an "adventure that goes on forever" and when she says "Dad is a little helpful" in the whole "d" routine. Sorry in advance about the couple of references to death ...oh...and the hiccups...and the Oscar crotch shot...and the laugh at the "Dave dig" (hehe Renata).



The Interview

1. What do you want BETA BUDDIES readers to know about you?



2. What has been the worst part of having a brother with diabetes?



3. Has there been anything positive for you about having a brother with diabetes? Bridget mentions a "basal assessment" in this answer. For non-D-Peeps and non-pumpers, a basal assessment is where you limit activity, no carbohydrates are consumed, and you check blood sugars every hour to every other hour to determine if your underlying insulin rates (basal rates) are adequate. She apparently is a big fan of the "watching Tv" part to keep Joe still...hell it is either that or a "velcro suit" to keep his activity idle!



4. How often do you think about diabetes?




5. What would you say to somebody who just had a family member diagnosed with diabetes?




6. Anything else that you would like to add? Yah..you betcha - Like mother like daughter!


A day-in-the-life of being the sibling to a person with type 1 diabetes.

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21 comments:

renata said...

"Diabetes is an adventure that never ends...sometimes it's good...sometimes it's not."

Too cute (can't beleive you chuckled at the daddy dig!)

Haley said...

very cute!

meanderings said...

Great big sister!

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

Reeeeeyna my love any chance I can see it on youtube? Phone cant view it...im a loser sorry. ;)

susanne said...

Out of the mouths of babes lol. She is amazing just like her mama.

Anonymous said...

"my dad a little helpful..." lol - keely

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love it.

XOXO

Megan said...

so adorable! what wonderful kids you have! miss you guys

htimm=) said...

That was precious!

Jonah said...

You forgot the interview with Globe!
She interviewed well! And it looks like your kids really get along- wow! They are a credit to you.
I'm especially impressed that her number one negative thing about diabetes is Joe's pain.

Roselady said...

I'm just amazed when I see two siblings so sweet to each other -- for her to say she loves and cares about him. I love that. Also, pretty great that she's working on a cure for him!

Cindy said...

Love it! Your kids are so much fun to watch, Reyna! You should do a weekly video diary type of thing with them! It'd be so fun to see!

connie said...

Loved that Reyna!

Sarah said...

Your children are so sweet...I can only hope to one day have two that care so deeply about one another with such openness. Tell Bridge we believe in her abilities to find a cure - you just never know :)

donna said...

the hiccups are cute...the kids are even cuter.

tara said...

OMG!!! Love it. Could those two be any cuter?

Jen said...

awww.love those two!! bridge is so wise! And joe and I have the same pj's..horray hannah anderson!

Amy said...

Little Reyna in training! I am so happy to hear she is still working on a cure. I mean, glad to know she hasn't lost interest and wants to tackle world peace ...... just yet ;)

Seriously awesome kids. Tell then both they did a great job!

Lora said...

How cute! I think Bridget and Leighanna would get along well... they are a lot alike :)

And Joe is a little ham isn't he?

sysy said...

I my goodness you're kids are ADORABLE!!! I love your writing and I love the videos, keep em coming!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

So sweet - "I just want diabetes to end". I agree!