January 21, 2009

Pink

Delaney is changing meters. It is about her choosing to have something different. I think that is more than enough.

She is now using WaveSense Presto meters at home. They came in the mail from forms we filled out at Friends for Life. WaveSense had way fun people and very cool light up flip flop necklaces at FFL.

There is a lot of technical gibberish that I could cover to say it is a good meter choice. Who cares about that stuff? She pokes her finger and it gives a number.

The Prestos came with colored meter pouches. She chose pink. That matters. In point of fact it is a whole lot easier to figure out which meter is hers and which is her brother’s if one is in a hot pink case.

Yeah we have a bunch of One Touch Mini’s and hers are pink. But you have to open the case to figure that out. With the One Touch, the color is all inside of a black case.

So what closed the deal for WaveSense was pink kit pouches and glowing flip flops.(She signed up for pink meters but somehow we didn't get any pink ones - so WaveSense if your out there send us pink ones!) I am fine with choosing based on trinkets. That makes the meter personal.

I wonder if any of the other meter companies get the idea that these are personal items for kids? I think most meters are designed by committees that look at charts and see metrics that there are a lot of type 2 adults. So they design for the numbers.

My dad and sister are part of those numbers of T2. Delaney uses more strips in a day than they combined use in a year.

Does what meter she uses matter? - Not much.

Does her making choices matter? - Tons.

So I’ll practice what matters, making choices, on stuff that can go either way, meters. She should make choices about her care. Choosing a different meter because she thinks it looks cool is as good a place to start as any. Most importantly she needs to see my support for her choices. Practice make perfect.

Tiger practices his swing. I'll look for way to practice being supportive of her choices.

She chose the meters that look cool. I'm all for it.

Pink is smart.