So the girl needed to get her eyes checked. This is something very important for type one diabetics. Well, I suppose everyone really. But especially T1Ds! So the mom made an appointment for the girl at an optometrist.
The mom even had the girl help fill out the paperwork for the exam. I think the girl was trying to copy how the mom looks working. Focused. Serious. Scary. Intese. She was actually pretending she was filling it out for me.
She kept asking me questions. Like did I smoke. Did I drink. Did I have high blood pressure. Um. No, no, and only at certain times. Like when the girl has high blood glucoses or low blood glucoses that won’t correct easily. That gives me high blood pressure.
I on the other hand, chose to use the time wisely and alert that the girl was once again high. And that was good. Especially for an eye exam. They say that sometimes there is blurry vision associated with high blood sugars. Um. No bueno for getting ones eyes checked! Anyways. So I alerted. The girl was just out of range, so not too bad. The girl needed just a bit more insulin for a correction.
The appointment went well. The doctor rocked! She was very nice to me, and even showed the mom and the girl a picture of her dogs….who were Labradors too. She has good taste in dogs. Good.
Anyways, the girl needs glasses for some school work, but the doctor thinks she’ll outgrow that. But the best news is that everything else in the eye looked super healthy! Yeah for the girl! I love her.