Mom Wants A Diabetes Cure

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Conversation From The Backseat Of My Minivan

Carpool Boy: Ask your mom if you can come over.

Brendon: OK.

Carpool Boy: We can go in the sprinklers. It'll be so cool.

Brendon: Yeah, that would be cool. Oh, wait a minute. I can't go in the sprinklers because of my pump.

So much for those lazy hazy crazy days of summer. Gotta sit the boy down and tell him that it's OK to go in the sprinklers.


  • That's so cute!!! Your son seems so mature and conscientious about his diabetes! I know people my age (24) that give no thought to their diabetes - regardless of the fact that they know better!

    I hope he has fun in the sprinklers! :)

    By Blogger LaLa, at 6/13/2006 9:35 PM  

  • Just take the cozmonitor off, and use the correct battery cap. I used the wrong cap and went swimming. Momentarily hurt my pump. But yay for waterproof pumps. Or simple disconnects.

    By Blogger Megan, at 6/13/2006 11:33 PM  

  • Lala, yeah I was pretty impressed that he was thoughtful and responsible like that. He really takes his diabetes seriously...for a 6 yr old no less.


    I didn't know there was another type of battery cap. I typically disconnect because I'm paranoid that way, but for sprinklers or watergun fights, I figure his pump pak gives extra protection.

    It's also good to know that even a bit of water inside only hurts the pump momentarily rather than permanently. Thanks for the info!

    By Blogger Shannon, at 6/14/2006 10:17 AM  

  • And he's only six-years-old-- amazing...

    By Blogger Sandra Miller, at 6/14/2006 11:43 AM  

  • Yeah, there's the black slightly longer cap that goes with the cozmonitor, and the cap that is the same color as whatever color your pump is. Only the same color one makes the pump waterproof.

    By Blogger Megan, at 6/15/2006 3:31 PM  

  • I have a little five-year-old cousin with a "tubie" that she gets water through. (She has very damaged kidneys.) It's amazing how much little people can adapt. It's also amazing how resourceful and clever they are- she's learning to use her tubie as a bargaining tool. She's also at that stage where she is very interested in the human body. Our last conversation: "Lion.... you can touch my tubie if I can touch your booby." Proud as I was of her blossoming negotiation skills, I declined the offer.

    By Blogger Lion, at 6/16/2006 1:52 PM  

  • Lion, that's hysterical. My daughter (4) is always asking to touch my boobs. I too, decline...

    By Blogger Shannon, at 6/16/2006 2:35 PM  

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