I asked Madi a few questions since her Diaversary is tomorrow.. here they are..
Me: What is the hardest thing about Diabetes?
Madi: Getting my inset because it shoots in my body and it really hurts.
Me: Why is it so important to take care of your diabetes?
Madi: Cause if you are really high a lot, you could lose a leg or go to the hospital and have to get an IV. If you get low and think its not a big deal, then you dont do anything about it then you could pass out.
Me: Whats it like to get shots and insulin all the time?
Madi: hurts hurts hurts!! It hurts and sometimes I cry.
Me: How do you stay positive about diabetes?
Madi: kissing my mom all day! My mom and my dad help me with my diabetes.
Me: What does it mean to "win the fight against T1 Diabetes"?
Madi: Try to help people and try to find a cure.
Me: Why do you want a cure?
Madi: Because other people um.. sometimes diabetes hurts and I dont want other people to get hurt because it hurts really bad, so I hope theres a cure so nobody else has diabetes.
Me: What have you learned from diabetes?
Madi: I learned about shots and I need help with my diabetes.
Me: What would you tell someone who just got diagnosed with T1 diabetes?
Madi: I would say, "I hope theres a cure for you because I dont want you to have diabetes. I dont want you to get hurt, and diabetes hurts."
Me: What can't you do if you have diabetes?
Madi: You cant eat candy unless you get dosed. You cant live without insulin.
Me: What CAN you do if you have diabetes?
Madi: You can swim in a pool, read books, take pictures, go to school, talk to people...You can do anything!
I love her answers.. It gives such insight on a childs view living with this disease..
Its hard, It hurts, but they can still be a kid and "swim in a pool, read books, take pictures, go to school, talk to people...You can do anything!"
I love my girl!!