I always knew that when Emma started Grade 1 her blood sugar numbers would be better and more consistant just because of the regular routine of going to school every day all day. I am totally loving it! When her blood sugars are good and where they are supposed to be, it's like I have my old kid back again. She's in a great mood...she is even more funny than she normally is...she has lots of energy...it's just awesome. I am definitely hoping that I am not jinxing things by talking about this though...lolol. Lately I have come across a lot of people who are either in the process of starting or have just started their child on the insulin pump. For a while now (2 years to be exact), I have gone over it in my head and thought about the pump and Emma. At the moment she is afraid of the needle used to insert the pump and has told me that she doesn't want to get one until she's like 8 or 9. I am ok with that because I feel that I shouldn't pressure her or force her to do something to her body that she isn't ready to do. I feel like it should be her decision first and then my decision. Maybe I am just stubborn, but i know that I personally would not be ok with someone telling me that i HAD to have something attached to my body all the time if I wasn't ready for it. She is only 6 years old and the reality of it is that she will have to deal with this stupid disease for many many years to come until a cure is actually found. I don't really see the benefit in forcing her to do something.
On the other hand, I do think that it is fantastic that all of these people we know have made the decision to go on a pump. It is a wonderful device that will probably bring better blood sugars in the long run and I say kudos to whoever is able to do it! I've heard that it's like starting all over again for the first little while...and i think it is just amazing that people find the strength to do that again. If the day comes where Emma says to me that she is ready and wants to do the pump now...i will of course do it for her! Until then I think we aren't doing too shabby though. I'm proud of us actually. I am starting to feel a little "left out" though...like we are the odd ones out because Emma is in fact not ready for it. Patience is something that goes hand in hand with diabetes though and I know the older she gets...the more things will change...and hopefully for the better. So, for now...i say if it ain't broke, don't fix it! I don't want to rock the boat...and other assorted cliches...lolol