|"My 3 Middle Children|
Rowan, Grace & Abby"
YES, I said it. I have been pissed at the Easter bunny since I was nine years old, the year I was told I had to "cut" out the candy. "D" Day, the year of Diagnosis. That's what they did 28 years ago. They weren' t into letting patients control their diabetes. Carb counting wasn't promoted, it was basically, here is your exchange meal plan diet, good luck.
So when we got home(28 yrs ago), and these notorious holidays swung by, my parents took the meal plan to heart. HAPPY freakin EASTER! Instead of the basket with the huge chocolate bunny, I got a toy, and a bag of peanuts. If I was exceptionally lucky I also got a can of Diet Tab. What's Up with that!!!
I asked my parents "Why did the Easter bunny not bring me chocolates this time?" They told me he knows I have diabetes. I thought, crap, even he knows. That means, Santa will definitely know. This really sucks!
Now fast forward 28 years to the land of Intensive Insulin Therapy and Carb Counting.
These holidays are still happening, as you all are well aware. Now I have learned to just take huge amounts of rapid insulin to "Have my Huge Chunk of Chocolate" and so can my 2 type 1 kids.
Needless to say, I still to this day, have this secret grudge against the Easter Bunny. I almost feel bad about it, but it exists.
|"Enjoying the Good Stuff"|
I still leave the key in the mail box for the Easter Bunny, but I really wish he'd bring us a new pancreas or at least call Santa and maybe they can both get together, swap magic and make it happen.
Even though Easter is easier then 28 years ago, I still wish these holidays were a little easier on the blood sugar control.