Craig and Madi are siblings who both have Type 1 diabetes. They were both diagnosed in 2012 and with in 4 months of each other. Craig (14) and Madi (6) are awesome kids and here you will see the everyday things that come with Type 1. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. Thank you so much for reading!!
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

over it...

Madi has had too ma y kinked sites lately.. she loves gymanstics and her little body has no body fat... so flipping, backbends, cartwheels... kinks those sites by her muscle rubbing against them.. She is SO over it!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

walk team

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!

Check out our walk team, donate if you can, and join us on walk day!! Help fund a cure for type1 diabetes!

Monday, September 15, 2014

dang it...

The CGM has been a rollercoaster for Craig.  And he wants off.. He is so over it.
I on the other hand love it!

But Im not the one wearing it.. and he is too old to force him to wear it.. in my opinion.

He takes very good care of his diabetes and has a great A1C, so i cant complain much.

He does dive and baseball and the biggest problem is keeping the sensor on long enough.. The longest he has gone is 4 days...then it falls off.
I ordered Opsite and it has worked great for Madi, but I got it in the mail when Craig decided he was over it.
He had a practice for a church activity.  He said it was poking him and he could feel it under his skin..the CGM was saying it couldnt communicate and he pulled it out. 
He hasnt put a new one in since.
The hard part is that now, theres no visual of his blood sugar.  At night I have to check him, or hope he is ok..
Even if he goes to bed a good number, does not guarantee he wont drop.  Especially since he is involved in so many activities..

I still am hoping he decides to put it back on.  It is such a relief to me to know and have an alarm at night.
I worry he may not wake up..
Ive checked him before and hes been in the 40s and not woken up.. Ive just woken up from my sleep and felt the spirit tell me to check him.  Its been amazing that every time that happens, he is low. 
The other night I felt it.  I woke up and felt I needed to check him. It was 5am so I thought to myself, "no, he is fine, he will be up in an hour and he was good before bed"
I could barely keep my eyes open or even think about getting out of bed...
I closed my eyes and again felt I need to check him.. I again ignored it and closed my eyes..'Then I had a flash of him having a seizure in his sleep..
Ya, that woke me right up! I got his meter and checked him and he was low.
Those are the things that really make me want him to wear the CGM!!
Its a scary disease.. And its so hard to see him struggling..
He just wants to be "normal" and not have tubes and sensors on him 24/7...
Which I understand..
He has always been so positive about his care, and he is just having a hard time right now.
I know it will pass..

Monday, September 8, 2014

Official Eagle Scout!

Craig has worked SO hard to become an Eagle Scout.  He did his project for Phoenix Childrens Hospital.  He wanted to give kids something to do in the hospital because he knows how it feels to be stuck in a hospital as a kid.  He is amazing! Here is his project:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Type 1 slow him down??? ppsshhh!!

Well, Craig decided to do dive this year.  He is liking it!  Its pretty fun to watch!  He wore his CGM the whole time.. Had to wrap it though.. We've had a tough time keeping it on for the 7 days with all this pool time!!  We have to wrap it with medical gauze.. waterproof stuff!  But it works for the most part... Hoping we can keep this one on for a whole week!! 
Craig never lets diabetes stop him from doing what he sets his mind to! He goes to Dive practice and if they dont have practice one day, he goes to baseball practice (open field or pitching practice for fall ball)  Some days, he goes to baseball.. then dive!! He is one driven young man!!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

lots of stuff!

Its been a whirl wind around here to say the least!!
Both kids got approved for CGMs and they are both hooked up! 
 Its been good. and not so good.. We have been trying to problem solve since the start. First Madi was terrified to get the CGM site. Then she got it and it wasnt as bad as she thought.  We had a couple long nights in a row with lows.. Here is the second night of the kids on their CGM:

 "I think I should do a video diary for a night in the life of a d mom.... This is both kids right now.. Madis alarm went off so I got her a drink to bring her back up.. Craig had his in his room but I thought if check him.. Apparently he slept through his alarm because he was 43!!! I'll be keeping his in my room from now on. Both kids got juice, now I wait 15 minutes and hope their sugars come up.. Then they need a protien-carb food.. Sleep is not in my future."
I kept thinking, "I shoudl be getting more sleep..right?"
But the great thing about the CGM is the alarms!! theres so much less guessing! I love that.
One problem we are having is with Craig.
 He is doing baseball and also is on the HS dive team.. SO he is in teh pool A LOT! they sensors dont want to stay on. We have tried skin tak.. and Tegaderm.. Now he put the site in his arm and is wraping it with waterproof medical tape so we will see if that works better!  Any ideas are welcome!!

Im also taking a break from making pump pouches/belts.. I have been so busy with working 6 days a week, having 4 kids (2 with T1) and Im starting school in 2 weeks!  I will do custom orders if you email me though.. And I kept a few glucose meter cases up on my Etsy Page.  I felt so guilty taking them down because I know how nice it can be to have a new case.. Kids get excited about it.. but I just only have so much time in the day!

Both kids have started school! Madi is in 1st grade and her teacher is great!! Sh e even doses her for snack time! And Craig is a Sophmore (really?!)  and he is pretty independent  so he does everything himself..

Another exciting thing is that Craig was chosen to be a JDRF youth ambassador! Im eso proud of him that he isnt shy about talking about Type 1.. he isnt scared to tell his story, educate others and advocate for this disease! Excited for the things to come!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Love finding new things..A back to school MUST HAVE!

SO.... yesterday I found there perfect little snack bags.. Theres a size also for a whole lunch, but I found the smaller size and thought it was awesome!!
PERFECT for carrying meters on a hot day, insulin for a day trip, or any diabetic supplies for school, away sports games, ect!!
They had several colors.. We got a cute leopard print for Madi and just plain black for Craig.  They were only $11!!!
Last year I bought one of these style bags for Madi for her lunch and she will use it again this year! They last a long time and are well worth the price! 
SO, you put the whole bag in the freezer and the inside freezes.. It keeps items cold for hours!
We live in Arizona so these are super!