Today first day Bigfoot accompany Bubs basketball. Next town over Middle School very strict gymnasium beverage/snack policy. Policy not mere statement—hired guard prevent parent smuggle in latte, very vigilant. Guard not armed, it middle-aged woman w school logo sweatshirt. But still. Kind of scary break rule, face wrath professional guard. How proceed?
A. Before enter gym, tell guard: I have to bring in some juice and glucose tabs, because my son has diabetes
B. Just bring in, hope not have to use, or if have to use, assume guard not see, and if have to use and guard see, assume guard not make big scene
C. Grow 1/8th one ball, not worry about use juice in gym, if guard mistake Bigfoot snack criminal, explain situation serene, confident, sweet demeanor
How decide? These situation, Bigfoot find best ponder, “What would Cinderella do?” ANSWER: C. Try grow 1/8th one ball.
216 before begin. Halfway through game Bubs I feel low. 111. Whoosh<–sound of dropping. Bubs refuse glucose/juice/Larabar, say actually, I feel fine now. Bigfoot keep eye. Not so vigorous dribble. Kind of dark under-eye area. Encourage test. No, I’m fine. Encourage then just have a glucose tab.
BIGFOOT: You look the way you look when you’re low
BUBS: Fine. I’ll test so you can see that I’m not low
Boom, that definite drop + mos def too low continue basketball sans sugar boost.
Once Bubs see seventy-seven, change I feel fine tune. Decide rest w basketball for pillow, eat last three Glucolift.
While Bubs rest, three times Coach check in. Bubs, whenever you’re ready I need you to get back in there. This man trying inclusive? Trying let Bubs know: you may be out, but I haven’t forgotten about you, Champy. Or this man think Bubs sort of wimpy/faking? Not sure Bigfoot Spouse explain diabetes this coach.
What would Cinderella do? Mid-game not seem good opportunity for clarify. Decide Cinderella most likely beneficent smile. Every time Coach check in, Bubs ask “two more minutes,” Bigfoot see lips move as count seconds under breath. Can see get confused, shake head, start count over one, two, three, trying reach 120. Eventually stand up, play.
Suss out sports BG seem impossible. But next time will remember 216 not high enough for play basketball, maybe remember eat snack before enter gym. Maybe even remember -(x)% temp basal hour (more?) before play. Maybe remember both.
See charming, moving, heart-lifting Insulindependence video Kerri post: kids so put together, so confident, fling pump in cooler, get on with sports, healthy, syringe, whatever, no biggie. Long vignette w teary, worried, proud, happy D-mom around midpoint. Sports important get right.