Monday, September 10, 2012
In our kitchen...after dinner...Joe with a smidge of a smudge of Ranch Dressing on his cute chin...
Somewhat outta the blue...
Joe: "So I would die without Insulin?"
Me: "Yeah...not immediately ... but eventually..."
* (uhhh ... ... would it take days? weeks? I hope he doesn't ask.. please don't ask...please don't ask) *
Joe: "So, before Insulin was invented people with Type 1 Diabetes died?"
* (thank you ... ... not asking... not asking) *
Me: "Yes, they would."
* (I will not go into the uplifting "Death By Starvation, Dehydration, and Acid-ation" talk right now) *
Joe: "Gosh, I just want Diabetes to be CURED."
Me: "Can you even begin to imagine? A CURE?"
Joe: With eyes wide and a smile tweaking his lips "No boluses, only checking!!"
It is here where my heart broke a bit. I am not sure if it is the way his face lit up when he said it or if it was the fact that taking away just one portion of the care was a CURE to Joe.
Conversations with Joe during our day-in-the-life of living with Type 1 Diabetes.