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You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...

  1. Your daughter approches the register at the school book fair and in an effort to find out how much money she owes utters, "How many grams of carbs are these?"
  2. Your child is getting her blood drawn and she says, "I think she used the wrong size needle. Needles don't hurt, but that one did."
  3. You meet the boyfriend for the first time and you start telling him how to treat lows before you say hello.
  4. You hear your teen say, "When I'm high I don't feel it" and your friends jaw hits the floor when you respond, "Some people don't feel it."
  5. Your child holds up a box in the grocery store and, when you ask "How much?", the nice bystander says "$2.99" and your child says, "15 carbs for one serving."
  6. You get an advertisement online saying that they have the perfect pump and you wonder, "Animas or Medtronic?", only to find out it is a shoe store advertisement.
  7. You spend several minutes on Christmas Eve reassuring your child that if Mommy gets up for a 2 a.m. bg check while Santa is in the house he'll still leave presents.
  8. You go to tell the person in front of you that their pump tubing is hanging out, only to realize that it's the headphone wire connected to their iPod.
  9. You drink too much coffee in the morning and when you say, "Wow, I have to go to the bathroom again!", your 5 year old looks at you and grins and says, "Mom, are you getting diabetes too?"
  10. You're the only mother at playgroup chasing around your 3-year-old yelling, "If you don't come eat these jellybeans right now, I'll put you in time out!"

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