Today I chose to go with one of the wildcard topics.
Write a short story personifying a diabetes tool you use on a daily basis. A meter, syringe, pump, pill, etc. Give it a personality and a name and let it speak through you. What would it be happy about, upset about, mad about? (Thank you Heather of Unexpected Blues for this topic.)
I know how to contact mom and dad if either are needed, or to tell people that you have diabetes. My name is DB and I hang around you all day long.
Yup, that's right, I'm a Medical Alert Bracelet.
I get to go everywhere with my owner. She puts me on in the morning before school.
I tell everyone who needs to know that my owner has diabetes, and how to reach mom and dad. I even know my owner's home phone number. We go to school, to ballet, and Girl Guides; to friends houses, the grocery store and even the cabin. I'm very special.
Some days I have a pink sign and some days purple. Some days I have a pink rope, or pink beads, or two strands all sparkly and colorful. You see, I'm quite stylish thanks to Lauren's Hope. It seems like every year I get a fun new outfit added to our collection.
It feels great to know that I could save my owners life. Without me I know that the mom and dad would worry all the time. I'm something that eases some of that worry.
And at night time, I have my own special place on a hook next to my buddies, the pump pouches, until the next morning, when I wrap myself tightly around my friend, doing my best to keep her safe!