So, I work at my local YMCA as a child care counselor and tonight a new little girl came in. She had never been to the YMCA and was scared and nervous to be in such a big, loud room without her parents, so I introduced myself and sat and did some puzzles with her until she was comfortable enough to go play with some other little girls.
She is 6 years old and was caring around a little pack around her waist. One of the little boys made fun of her for having a "fanny pack" and she started welling up a little. I asked her why she was so upset and she told me that she had diabetes and it was her pump and that everyone makes fun of her for carrying it around all the time… I felt so bad for her because there is NO REASON for her to be made fun of for that. So, I went to my own bag and took out my kit. I showed her all the supplies I carry around and told her that even though I don't wear a pump I do get lots of people asking me why I carry needles and a meter with me everywhere I go.
She got the biggest smile on her face and asked if she could see my meter and my test strips. She told me she had a pink meter and her mom still helps her prick her fingers sometimes because it "really stinks" when she has to always do it herself.
I was so happy that I could share that moment with her. And to make her smile by having something like this in common. I couldn't wait to come on here and share that little story with you all. :D
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