Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Making Progress

Matthew is such a boy.  He wants to play, have fun, and think about diabetes as little as possible.

I get that.  And I try to not let it bother me.  Especially since he's great about paying attention to how he feels and catches his lows.

But whenever he's at a friend's house and they're having a snack, he'll always call and ask me what to do.

I would love for him to take a more "active" role in his diabetes, but again, I try not to let it bother me.  At least he's calling for help, right?

Well yesterday, he made HUGE progress.

He was at a friend's house and called, but this time it was different.

"Mom, we're having popcorn.  We measured out 2 cups and I already bolused for 8 carbs.  But I didn't check my sugar, because it's only been a couple hours since lunch.  Did I do that right?"

I was completely floored.  "Yes, honey.  You did it just right.  Good job!"

Now that's the way to start a New Year!

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is the best!!! Way to go, Matthew!!

Misty said...

:) Happy for you all. The more he keeps doing things like that the more confident he will be and do it more. Your boy's growing up!! I know you must be proud..

Jessica said...

Way to go Matthew! Maybe you can think of a way to celebrate all of those D-"firsts". I heard that at camp, they honor someone when they try something new...maybe you could translate that onto a smaller scale so you could keep up the momentum? Just an idea. :)

Jessica said...

way to go Matthew! Tracy, maybe you can think of a way to celebrate all those "D-firsts" or at least to acknowledge? I heard at D-camp, they will applaud new steps at dinnertime. Just an idea!

NikDuck said...

Yeah! That is so encouraging to hear!

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Woohoo!!! Way to go Matthew!!!!

Kelly said...

What a moment that must have been. Hope the New Year brings more of this your way.