Today, Mr T came home from school and said:
Mom, you should hear what a great idea my friend /let say/ Mike had today. He was watching me putting the numbers into the pump and delivering insulin. He said it would be so cool if every time I needed to do this I had to play a quick game, like PacMan:
You put in your number and then PacMan - insulin starts eating up the dots until it gets to the number it needs to be on. If the number is HIGH PacMan says: Overload ! Overload ! and eats up a small ghost /like in the original game/ and then the number becomes OK.
- Mr T feels OK to give him self insulin in front of his friends
- Friends accept him as he is, different; they don't avoid him because of it
- They are interested, thy already know what is insulin used for / to lower the high numbers/
- They are not judging him, but they have ideas how to make his daily routine more interesting for him
Why hide the differences? Share your diabetes with friends. It is always easier when you are part of a group that understands you. The real friends will always stick, no matter how different you are from them.