Tonight. Dinner, Jack think out loud TrialNet/diabetes, conclude I’m okay with it.
BIGFOOT: You mean the whole Yale thing?
JACK: Yeah, but I mean, I know I might get the placebo, but I think I’m lucky that I get to maybe try the drug treatment, and…I know it might not work, but I think I’m okay with it—with having diabetes
JOE: Nooo! It will be three against one!
BUBS: More like two against two
BIGFOOT: You and me against Jack and Daddy, or you and Jack against Daddy and me?
BUBS: You and me against them. But actually I am alone. You don’t count
JOE: Mum doesn’t count until she has to take insulin?
BFOOT: But what if I just have to take, like, a teeny-tiny speck of Lantus?
BUBS: Doesn’t count
BFOOT: What would count?
BUBS: (gestures toward his lap, where his pump is in his hand)
BF: Have to have a pump?
BUBS: (turning pump over in hand, narrows eyes, looks down, shakes head)
BF: A pump and a Dexcom?
BUBS: Uh huh
JACK: Ooooo. Sorry, Mom
BF: High standards
JOE: Hold up. I could still get in on this
BF: You wish! It’s two against two
JACK: Hey, what about me? Three against one!
BUBS: It’s one against three. I’m alone
JOE: You guys, I could totally get in on this with some Type 2
BUBS: Doesn’t count!
JOE: I could be all, “Excuse me, Doctor? One Dexcom, please” (<–falsetto)
Go w/o say, all 4 family members on same team. (Awww.) That said, how many PWT1D this group? Attempt list from most diabetic to least diabetic.
NO QUESTION: Child diagnosed in ER with typical juvenile-onset diabetes, pump + Dex
QUANTTTVLY BUT SRSLY?: Adult diagnosed in a research study. Nothing’s happening/no street cred. Akin Mrs. Garrett show up @Edna’s Edibles in burgundy miniskirt/vest/rep tie/knee sock/polished loafer but never need study or share attic bedroom w. enemy yet still want borrow Blair lip gloss
CRYSTAL BALL OF SCIENCE SAYS: Child with incipient Type 1 diabetes. Do they even really do science at Yale?
NEVER: Adult with seven (7!) sugar in the raw packs per grande latte, BG never over 90 for moment in life