Thumbs Up!

by Leighann on January 5, 2011

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Why are all these people githumbs up 5ving Q a “thumbs up?”

Recently I asked Q to go wash her hands as I finished up making lunch. Before I knew it she had washed her hands and checked her own blood sugar and announced the number.

All by herself.

I’ve been telling teachers and caretakers for quite some time that if they have difficulties or can’t remember how to do it, just ask Q. She can walk you through it.

I often ask her to coach me through the process in anticipation of her taking on the task herself.

I’ve been saying for some time that it takes too much coordination for a young person like her to get the blood onto the test strip precisely so, but our new FreeStyle test strips I think make it a lot easier.

Ever since this day, she’s been doing all of her own blood glucose checks (except for the ones I sneak in while she’s sleeping).

When I announced on Twitter that she had done her own check, she got a round of “atta girls” and “tell her we are proud of her.” When I told her that the DOC was cheering for her she asked if anyone was going to send her a picture with a thumbs up. So here you have it, the awesome DOC, our biggest cheerleaders!

Thanks to:
@sixuntilme (with a “thumbs in” from BSparl)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stacey D. January 5, 2011 at 7:50 am

I love this! I hope Q really liked all her thumbs up 🙂


2 Michelle C. January 5, 2011 at 8:13 am

Awesome! Great job Q….I may not be sending a picture but I’m giving you a big thumbs up too! 🙂


3 alexis of justices misbehaving pancreas January 5, 2011 at 8:24 am

way to go Q! Love the pics! I missed the tweets somehow 🙁


4 Crystal January 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

🙂 Awesomeness!! Keep up the great work, Q!!


5 VirtueB January 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

High fives Q!!!!! 😀


6 Captain Glucose and Meter Boy January 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Really like your blog. Your hard work is an inspiration to all people with diabetes.


7 Captain Glucose and Meter Boy January 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

P. S. Your costume is way cooler than ours. 🙂


8 Scott K. Johnson January 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

Yay Q! Way to go!


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