I'd like to introduce you to Amy. Amy has type 1 diabetes. According to Kacey, Amy is already 9 years old (Kacey will be 9 on March 8th) and was diagnosed when she was 3. Amy is taking shots but she will soon have an insulin pump (gotta get my creative Mommy mind going).
Amy is Kacey's new friend.
Nope, she's not real, she's a doll.
We decided to give her one of her birthday presents a week early. She's been asking for a "Diabetes Doll" like the American Girl dolls. Geesh! Have you seen the prices of those American Girl dolls? I can't afford $100 for a doll right now but when I ran across this doll for $30 in Target, I couldn't pass her up. She came with all sorts of neat stuff and she's about the same size as the AG dolls!
Kacey went on to explain to me that since Amy came with ice cream and a cupcake then it was showing everyone that kids with diabetes can eat sweet things if they take a shot. Also, she came with a diabetes bag (pink purse) and Kacey tells me this is where Amy keeps her meter and her glucose tabs (LOL! This kid has always had a great imagination!)