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The Little Games We Play

April 10, 2008

Yesterday afternoon I hit 100 mg/dl, my first such number in recent memory. I twittered if anyone wanted to give a dollar. But no one did.

I’ve told this story before. When I was a kid, on rare (and we’re talking rare) occasion, I would test my blood sugar and land at the “perfect” 100 mg/dl. It’s just so pretty looking! I mean, in all honestly it’s not any better for my body than a 92 mg/dl or a 104 mg/dl or even a 120 mg/dl, but for some reason, that 100 is like the frickin’ Holy Grail. So my dad was joking around one day and said he’d give me a dollar. You know, 100 cents, 100 mg/dl. Get it? He’s a clever guy. And we just kept up the habit. All the way through high school, whenever I was 100 mg/dl, I would announce, “Dad, you owe me a dollar!” I tried once or twice to convince him to give me two dollars when I was 200 mg/dl, but for some reason that never worked out.

It eventually stopped when I went off to college because, well, he wasn’t exactly going to transfer over $1 into my bank account.

It was these little thing, you know, that made growing up with diabetes a bit easier. Kind of like celebrating my anniversary. And going to the bakery at the hospital with my mom after a doctor’s appointment because we had three whole months to work off whatever damage the donut did to my blood sugars.

It almost made growing up with diabetes… fun. Almost.

  1. April 10, 2008 4:20 PM

    Well, now that we know the story behind it, you might be a bit more successful in getting a dollar the next time you’re 100 ;P

  2. April 10, 2008 4:45 PM

    Courtney: Touche. I asked in jest of course! I didn’t really expect anyone to give me a dollar even if they did know the story.

  3. April 10, 2008 5:40 PM

    It seems we are both owed a dollar, since I was 100md/dL around the same time yesterday.
    My mom still takes me for a “treat” after appointments!

  4. April 10, 2008 5:45 PM

    It’s so much fun to see that 100, isn’t it? Like there’s something magical about it. Congratulations on hitting that magic number! Cool!

  5. April 10, 2008 7:12 PM

    I like the give me $2 for 200 response!! If only, so many of us would be rich!

  6. April 10, 2008 7:32 PM

    I like that story about the dollar lol. I sent you an email yesterday 4/9 hope to hear from you soon.

  7. April 10, 2008 9:35 PM

    Awesome! I love it!

    I would try asking for a bunch of cash whenever my meter said “HI”! 🙂

  8. April 10, 2008 10:10 PM

    Aha! I must talk to my parents – they owe me SO much money! lol

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