The other night my 5 yr old was watching Netflix on my iPad (he’d had a good day – don’t judge lol) and he got so excited.. he said, “Mommy, Callilou has a friend named Emma and she has diabetes! She has the number one kind, and wears an insulin pump – just like you!” (lol at the “number one kind”) I told him I thought that was really cool, and even MORE cool that he made the connection. I told him that I also have “the number one kind” but that it’s called Type One. He was very excited when he found out that Emma and I have the same kind of diabetes. (It’s the little things sometimes) He started describing Emma’s insulin pump to me – said it was a yellow box, with a screen on it, and that’s how she gets her insulin.
I haven’t looked for this yet online, but you can bet I will … I think that’s really cool that they inserted a real life story into a children’s show like that. Sure, we see adult Type 1′s pop into shows occasionally and it always gets our attention (those of us living with diabetes, that is) but I’m pretty darn proud that my son paid enough attention to catch the diabetes references in the show. Proud mommy moment.