Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by lynn, May 5, 2010.
test your blood bud
"go wash" is also one way we say it, like Alison. lol
normally "let me check your blood sugar" or "go check your blood sugar" never just "sugar" .
if we're out - like today at the dr's - I just said "finger" and he stuck out a finger at me. It's like a little bit of code.
When I want my son to test: "Test please" or "Wash you hands and test please."
(Or when I told him to test 5 minutes ago - "test now")
If I have the meter and I am about to test him: "finger please."
When he should have already tested because it is built into the routine "So, what was your number?" or "What was your reading?"
Oh, trust me, they have their fun with the word 'prick'!
"Could you please wash your hands and give me your number?"
"Could you please check yourself?"
I'll say - "can you test?" (or "did you test" if he already started eating!) and "what's your number?" or "are you in range?"
I usually say "Can you check yourself please".
sometimes, before dinner, when I ask what his number was he'll say "but you didn't tell me to check" like it was the first time I had ever asked him the question EVER. to which I always reply "oh, sorry, I didn't know this was a NEW THING for you".
lol. he laughs, I laugh. how can a kid who has to check his bg 10 times a day still need to be asked?? he's 9 1/2..that's how. I'm glad I realize that.
Check your sugar!
If he's asleep then I say I need to check your sugar...or may I check your sugar!
He's so sweet to let me some times he just sticks his finger out when he is sleeping...lol!
We generally refer to it as a "check" rather than a "test" and refer to checking "blood", "glucose," or "blood glucose," and less frequently, "blood sugar." I never refer to it as "sugar" -- it just rubs me the wrong way.
I just tell Kayla it is time to check your numbers or go check your blood sugar.
I just say, "Lex, Mommy needs to do a test"...
We always say, "Natalie let's do a fingy"
Oh I know! My 9 year old cant think of much more then where to get illegal fireworks from these days
Accy please. (Short for accu check)
Hailey is 7 and we say "time for your pokie" we refer to her glucometer as the meter in her test kit which is in her care kit. If I think she is low I will say "Do you need a pokie?" Or if she is feeling low she will ask for a "pokie."
We say "Sammy, go check" or we will simply just toss his meter to him.
"wash your hands and test"
My boys say that is my catch phrase now
If we're being specific, we usually refer to his bgl or blood sugar.
"Did you check?"
"What was your BG?"
"What's your number?"
Then, there is the silent one - we touch the pointer finger of one hand to the pointer finger of the opposite hand while making eye contact. This works in busy, people filled settings.
"Check please!" like I'm in a restaurant.
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