As a college senior who has long ago fulfilled my GE requirements and have only a handful of major classes left, I have the opportunity to take the fun classes now… this quarter I’ve been taking a class centered around the Muppets and Jim Henson’s other works. For the final project we had the opportunity to build a puppet!
This is Lacy, she’s a T1D and studying to be a certified diabetes educator. She wishes her program spent more time on how diabetes onset occurs in puppets rather than just people. It’s probably not discussed much because it’s very mysterious how puppets can get T1 despite having no immune system and no pancreas
You might notice I made her a little insulin pump, and she does have one of my unused Medtronic infusion sites sewn onto her stomach
I could have also chosen to write a paper or use the professor’s puppets to act out a skit instead. I thought the best choice was pretty clear (though I probably would have spent a lot less time on it if I wrote the paper)
The puppet it is truly amazing! I think that you could make YouTube videos! Ask @Nickyghaleb And see what she says! Maybe you guys could team up! Actually, you should ask Liam too, because he had a great video the other day about how to test his blood sugar!
Sounds like the holidays! Plenty of craftiness! Hopefully very few injuries.
She reminds me of the doll I received at the hospital when I was diagnosed.
When I learned how to do injections, I would first practice on the doll. For some reason, the doll’s “insulin” was a bright orange solution. Since she was made out of a light colored cloth, she became covered in orange spots Apparently this demonstration was helpful because I was doing all my own injections by the time I left the hospital. There were lots of helpful people at the hospital though, so we can’t give her all the credit!