The Stealthy Bus Snacker

october 196It’s been a while since I posted. Eliza and Jude started school so things have been busy! I like to say that no news is good news but we have been having an issue lately.

Eliza has been snacking on the bus.

Eliza is a stealthy bus snacker.

On no less than four occasions Eliza has had a mystery high blood sugar about an hour and after getting off the bus.

Eliza usually checks her blood sugar at 4:30 before dinner and we get a number in the 200’s.  Next comes my inquiry immediately followed by her revelation that some type of carby snack, pretzel, cracker, puff  had been consumed on the bus.  She paints a picture of kids holding her down and force feeding her snacks. She swears she refuses and yet they somehow make it into her mouth. I ask what she did with the free snack I gave her to eat on the bus if she got hungry. She says she ate in on the bus ride TO school.

Oh Sweet Eliza.

I am frustrated….

She is young and hungry.

She wants to feel normal.

It sucks having Diabetes.

Stealthy bus snacking is Eliza’s mini D rebellion. I get that.  I REALLY DO.

Now if they can just hurry up and make that artificial pancreas a reality that  would be FANTASTIC.


About Danielle

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Monmouth University in New Jersey. After graduation Danielle spent five years teaching at the elementary level. Two of those years were spent in Kindergarten where she employed the ASL alphabet as a tactile approach to teaching the alphabet and site words. Danielle witnessed how learning to sign gave the students a sense of pride and enhanced their overall learning. While pregnant in 2007 Danielle read about the benefits of signing with babies. Her daughter Eliza was born in September 2007 and Danielle started consistently signing with her at around nine months of age. About a month later Eliza signed “baby” for the first time on a family vacation and her signing took off from there. In August 2009 Danielle’s son Jude was born. With the help of big sister Eliza teaching Jude to sign was a blast. Ever since her daughter’s first sign, Danielle has studied ASL and continues to grow her vocabulary on a daily basis. Through ASL Danielle has formed a close bond with both of her children. She has seen firsthand how signing reduced her children’s’ frustration level and consequently reduced the number of tantrums. Danielle hopes to help others experience the same joy with their little ones. To inquire about My Smart Hands classes and workshops Danielle at
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