Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Conversation With Lenny About Diabetes

   Last night, as I was getting dinner ready and preparing to check Lenny's sugar, we had an interesting conversation I thought I would share with you.

I think he was feeling kind of "off" today, as his blood sugars were unusually high most of the day (200s-300s, still not sure why). He didn't want to have his sugar checked, and kept yelling "I hate diabetes, mom!" I keep reassuring him that this is a normal feeling he has about diabetes, and that lots of other kids feel the same way.

Next thing I know, he says...

"Mom, when will I be cured?"

My response: "Cured?"

His response: "Yeah, cured of my diabetes?"

My response: "Ya know, Lenny, I don't know. But I do know this, there are lots and lots of doctors, all over the world, trying to find a cure for diabetes, for kids just like you!"

Usually he will atleast give me a smile, but this time he didn't. Instead, he said...

"Will you tell those doctors to find a cure, because I don't want diabetes anymore!"

I said, "Yes, Lenny, but it may take some time for them to find a cure. It is a very big, very hard job finding a cure for something. We just need to be a little patient."

Later, as we were eating, I told Lenny... (keep in mind, hes 5 years old! LOL!)

"Lenny, you know you help those doctors, right? You help them find a cure!"

He says: "How?!"

I said "Do  you remember last year, when we did some fundraising? When we sold those Paper Snoopies and you collected money instead of candy when you went Trick-or-Treating?"

He says: "yeah.."

I said, "That's how you are helping them! You are raising money to help them find a cure! They use that money to buy big, expensive equipment and stuff they need to do the research to find a cure! You are being a big help to them!"

Without missing a beat, he immediately replied....

"Mom.... we need to get more money!"

HAHA, as they always say... Out the mouths of children! LOL!


Reyna said...


Yep...they need a shit-ton of money Lenny! Bridget and Joe are on it too. Together we are all doing our part.

((HUGS)) and thank you for shaing Dawn.

Irene said...

Lenny, you are right! and ya know what...there are so many of us all over the world trying very hard to get it everyday. Including me & Madison...Hang in there and make the best out of every day... :D)

Meri said...

What a sweetheart! That is how the world works...the more money, the faster things happen. Thanks Lenny for helping bring the money in that you have, it has made a difference!