My daughter is 10 yrs. old. She knew that I have to test myself and that I take shots, but she never really knew why I had to do all this stuff. We recently just moved from an apartment into a rental house. While we were moving one night, I had my husband stop at a gas station on the way back to the house because I was low and was out of glucose tabs. I got a Payday candy bar and she and my husband also got candy bars. A few nights later, we were leaving the apartment with the last load of stuff, she turns to me and says, "So, Mom, how's your number?" I thought it was because I had been "moody" earlier, which can be a sign that I'm low. I knew I was fine, I asked her why she wanted to know and she just shrugged it off. I insisted that she tell me and every time, she said she didn't know, just felt like asking. After constant prodding, I finally got her to admit she asked because she was hoping I was low and needed to stop and get candy again. I just laughed! But it made me also realize just how little she did know. I explained to her what a low meant, how dangerous it can be and then we discussed things that she could do to help me should I ever need it. It amazes me how kids' brains work! Just thought I'd share a laugh with everyone! Thanks!
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