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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Low Blood Glucose Isn’t Pretty

Scott Benner

Be prepared, the following is tough to watch... It broke my heart to turn on the video camera when I realized Arden’s BG was going low.  It was even harder to edit the video.  But I honestly think it’s worth sharing if it helps more people understand what living with diabetes is really like.  I meet too many people that ask me how old she’ll be when she grows out of it.  The sad truth is when other people see Arden she appears normal so people tend not to feel the seriousness of her situation.  Short of seeing her have a seizure the following video should keep anyone who sees it from being blasé about diabetes.


The following are archived comments from this post. You can post new comments below.

Yowsa!   I gotta say, you might not have felt it, but you sure looked quite calm during the whole thing.  I thought giving an insulin shot to a cat was bad... you've got the patience of a saint.
Monday, August 20, 2007 - 03:00 PM
Just watched the Low Blood Sugar video... The "No Thank you!" broke my heart.
Friday, September 7, 2007 - 02:07 AM
I just watched this for the first time. The "no thank you" and "I'm feeling better" brought tears to my eyes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 06:48 PM
i have juvenile diabetes just like Arden and I can only imagine what it's like to be only 3 with it. I completely understand what you both go through in this struggle, and hopefully other people will see more to diabetes by watching this video.
keep your head up. i know a cure will be in her lifetime.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 03:00 PM