Yesterday, Stacey, a.k.a. The Girl With the Portable Pancreas professed her love for her favorite finger-stabber-device. Personally, I’ve never paid it much attention.
Maybe I should.
Welcome to Rolling in the D, the newest blog to enter the Diabetes Online Community (affectionately referred to as the DOC). In this blog, we’ll explore some of the stories of how diabetes makes its presence known in our lives and the lives of others.
I’ve contemplated starting a blog for a long time. I’ll post a formal Introduction and Welcome message shortly, but I’ve been eager to discuss this story for a long time, so let’s just jump right in, and we’ll deal with the formalities later.
Back in April of last year, a New Jersey elementary school student who has Type 1 diabetes decided to teach her classmates about what it’s like to live with the chronic condition. During her school’s science fair, she engaged other students in a true “hands-on” demonstration of one of her regular rituals by testing the blood sugar of at least twenty of her classmates.