This morning at 5:34 am....
I enter Joe's room and turn on the lamp. I place the test strip into the glucometer. I lance and then squeeze Joe's finger tip to create a blood bubble. The blood wicks up the strip. 5-4-3-2-1. A 234 is revealed on the screen. I bolus to correct.
Joe wakes. "Is it morning Mom?"
"It is early buddy...go back to bed. Happy five years of living with diabetes."
Joe smiles a bit. "Gee, thanks Mom. Happy five years of having a diabetic kid."
A day-in-the-life of celebrating Joe's spirit and his enduring strength.