I loved reading this
"Even though kids with diabetes have to do some special things, it doesn't keep them from doing the stuff they love. They can still play sports, go out with their friends, and go on trips. So if you have a friend with diabetes, let him or her know you can deal with it. Being friends is all about having fun together, not having a perfect pancreas!"
Because although my kids have diabetes.... they can still have fun and do normal things..I dont want people to not invite them to something because they think its a hassle, or think my kids cant do certain stuff, or eat certain things..They can do the same things your kids can do...They just have a dead pancreas...But they have the same spirit....They have amazing spirits..and although their body isnt always strong, their spirits are... I am so blessed to have these kiddos.
Here are a few more things from the web site....
Living With Type 1 Diabetes
Maybe a kid you know always eats a snack during a soccer game or goes to the school nurse before lunch to get a shot.
If you have a friend or a classmate like this — or this sounds just like you — you're not alone. Thousands of kids all over the world do stuff like this every day because they have type 1 diabetes (say: dye-uh-be-tees). What is it? Let's find out.
Kids who have type 1 diabetes have to pay a little more attention to what they're eating and doing than kids without diabetes. They need to:
- check their blood sugar levels often
- give themselves insulin shots, have someone help give them shots, or use an insulin pump
- follow a healthy eating plan so they can keep blood sugar levels under control and grow normally
- exercise regularly
- have regular checkups with doctors and other people on their diabetes health care team so they can stay healthy and get treatment for any diabetes problems