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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


The other day my three-year-old daughter asked me what fingernails are for.

I told her that they are for scratching itches and picking up test strips off the floor.


Blogger Sandra Miller said...

My three-year-old would add "biting" and "being painted pink" to that list. :-)

5:30 PM  
Blogger rubbing said...

No doubt! I can't think of anything else they are used for either.
Thanks for the laugh.:)

7:31 PM  
Blogger Zazzy said...

And peeling labels off of things. They used to be good for slitting plastic bags--is it just me or have all the plastic bags gotten impossible to slit with your nails?

11:25 PM  
Blogger cHoCoMiLkRoCkS said...

ha ha ha that is sooooo true. now i have cats to help me pick up my test strips off of the floor. it comes in handy, i need to train them to throw them away too.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Minnesota Nice said...

We need to set up a central test strip dumping site and then they could be recycled into widgets of some sort.

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a very good answer Scott but dude, WTF is up with Toe Nails? I always get ingrown toe nails and I was complaining the other night about their purpose.

I told my wife, "Can't i just get them removed? They seem lame to me."

She just shook her head and walked away. Oh well.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Chrissie in Belgium said...

and breaking! Nice to laugh and know you are still out there.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot...fingernails are for chewing!

2:05 PM  
Blogger art-sweet said...

Seconding the biting thing.

A friend of mine who is a vet told me a somewhat frightening story: She has a canine patient who was having lots of abdominal bleeding issues. They did an xray and saw this strange rectangular thing in his stomach. So she did some kind of scope thing on the dog... and guess what was in his stomach and causing all the trouble? A TEST STRIP!! Turns out his owner has type 1.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Flmgodog said...

Great answer, I totally agree with picking up test strips.
Those pesky tests strips are EVERY WHERE!!!!

9:07 AM  

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