# Lollipops

How many carbs do you think a dum-dum lollipop has? The 2 cm ones. According to my friend (the one I am trying to get away from), "so many that I will get sick and have to go to the hospital". Here's the info on the lollipops:

Serving size: 1 lollipop
Carbs: around 5

I'm glad I ate it, then. So she saw that the science teacher had given them out to everyone, ran over to her, told her that I couldn't be eating mine, resulting in the science teacher telling me in front of the entire class that she felt bad that she gave me a lollipop. It's absolutely impossible for me to give myself that little insulin in a pen (I do 1 unit for 20 carbs). I know my friend knows this, and it bugged me a lot. Of course that bugged me a lot less than other things she does. I had to grind my teeth to politely tell the science teacher that I would be okay.

It's been kind of nice these past few days. I've been staying after school in math class to get things done because I hate working on some of the things at home, and I don't understand a lot when it's told in a classroom setting. I have to test by 4pm, and since I'm in the math room I just do it there and that's fascinated some people (they like to count down with the meter and do a drum roll). Everyday I lift something off of my back and I'm really hoping to lift this friend off of my back soon. When I get enough courage to just tell her "Enough", I'm going to be smiling all day and all night. As soon as I turn in a few math assignments, she's the only thing left on my back. I can do it! Yeah! (I sure hope I can!).

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Comment by Kristin on March 30, 2009 at 5:01pm
I love your attitude Sloane!!

You should have told the teacher that you have diabetes so you need FOUR lollipops (to make the 20 units to give yourself insulin). That would have confused everyone :)

Your friend might have thought that what she was doing is nice. It's hard, but sometimes we get frustrated because people know so little about diabetes. The best thing that you can do is to educate people. When you feel like talking openly about it, the more people know around you, the easier it will be for you! But educating the whole world is a big task! :)

Hope that the math assignments go well! Keep us posted on how you are doing!
Comment by snowangel66 on March 30, 2009 at 6:23pm
ohh people like that rot me haha do your thing girl!

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