Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 3 ~ Fingers (#NDAMphotoaday)

Bean's school had a Trunk-or-Treat event tonight.  Well planned for the 50% deals on Halloween Candy!  Plus, they didn't want to do something to keep kids out late on a school night.  I couldn't resist posting a picture of these taste treats...

But, more to the point of today's topic, Bean's fingers are poked around 10 times a each and every day.  Sometimes it's as few as 8 and sometimes it's as many as 15.  
In the time since her dx, that's about 8700 times that her fingers have been made to bleed so we can have the needed information to correctly treat with live saving carbs if she's low or life saving insulin if she's high or the hopefully just right amount of insulin to make it possible for her to process the food she's going to eat.

Because of all those pokes, her fingers are now polka-dotted...especially the two she likes to use the most.

And that's just after 29 months of life with T1D.  I can only imagine what those precious little fingers will look like after 29 years.  I pray and hope that a CURE will be found long before she has to know that reality.


  1. I know Bean has tiny little fingers so I don't know if this is possible but...

    the closer you are to the side of the finger, the less it hurts. The nerve endings are at the center of the pad so if you can avoid them it makes it a but easier.

  2. LOL! That should be "a bit easier" at the end there.

    Dumb autocorrect!

  3. Oh man, those fake fingers look so gross! Haha!

  4. I totally love those Halloween fingers - all set for a blood sugar check!!! But poor little Bean's fingers make me sad.


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