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Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by lynn, May 5, 2010.

  1. Becky Stevens mom

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    test your blood bud:)
     
  2. frizzyrazzy

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    "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.
     
  3. mathcat

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    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?"
     
  4. kiwimum

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    Oh, trust me, they have their fun with the word 'prick'!
     
  5. Christopher

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    "Could you please wash your hands and give me your number?"

    "Could you please check yourself?"
     
  6. HBMom

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    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?"
     
  7. canadianmomto6

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    I usually say "Can you check yourself please".
     
  8. frizzyrazzy

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    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.
     
  9. sbsmith1804

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    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!
     
  10. virgo39

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    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.
     
  11. Kaylas mom

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    I just tell Kayla it is time to check your numbers or go check your blood sugar.
     
  12. Alexa's Mommy

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    I just say, "Lex, Mommy needs to do a test"...
     
  13. Hopper

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    We always say, "Natalie let's do a fingy"
     
  14. Becky Stevens mom

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    Oh I know! My 9 year old cant think of much more then where to get illegal fireworks from these days:rolleyes:
     
  15. Seansmommy

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    Accy please. (Short for accu check)
     
  16. sooz

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    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."
     
  17. sammysmom

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    We say "Sammy, go check" or we will simply just toss his meter to him.
     
  18. hdm42

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    "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.
     
  19. GaPeach

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    It depends...

    "Check please"

    "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.
     
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    "Check please!" like I'm in a restaurant.
     

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