I have never been so happy to see a perfect number on my meter.
And that’s because it wasn’t mine … it was my five year old’s blood sugar.
He’s been exhibiting some new behaviors lately that had me thinking something was off.. He’s been having severe tantrums – he gets downright angry sometimes. And anyone who knows my son, knows he’s an extremely laid back and sweet natured little boy (and I’m not just saying that because I’m biased.. well, of course I AM biased, but he really is.)
I’m also always very aware of how many times a day he asks for water. And how many times a day he goes potty. That just comes with the territory of having T1D myself … it’s always in the back of our minds that we’ll pass this on to our children.
So yesterday I let him eat the candy he’d been asking for … waited a while, and asked him if I could check his blood sugar. He was surprisingly ok with it. The only part he pushed back on was he didn’t want to wash his hands. haha
I can’t even explain my joy when that beautiful 104 popped up on the screen.
So for now, I’ll just chalk up his behavior to all the adjustments going on – I’m now a stay at home mom, he has 4 month old twin brothers, and he starts kindergarten next week. Lots going on .. but at least we aren’t adding diabetes to the list. I’m still debating having him tested through TrialNet… but not yet.