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 (16) and Madi (7) 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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Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 18

Today I wanted to share the signs of high and lows.... Because if you know someone with Type 1, you may need to recognize the signs to help them...
For me as a mom, I figured the more people that know the signs, the more people are looking after my kids..and recognizing the signs if they had  a low...
 So after Craig was diagnosed I went to the school.. taught the teachers and principal...I also went to Craigs Boy Scouts and talked with them..
I figured obviously they would be with him on the camp outs, not me...So again, the more people who can recognize the signs, the safer my boy is!

So here we go...

Kids with Type 1 have no glucose meter in their body so they may not notice if they are getting low ,,or if they are high..especially people as young as Madi... Craig can "feel" when he is getting low.. how??

Low glucose signs:
Symptoms of hypoglycemia include the following:
  • Shakiness
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Hunger
  • Headache
  • Pale skin color
  • Sudden moodiness or behavior changes, such as crying for no apparent reason
  • Clumsy or jerky movements
  • Seizure
  • Difficulty paying attention, or confusion
With these symptoms, the person needs a quick sugar, tablets, soda or juice, stuff like that to get their levels up....

Signs of High....
 Symptoms of Hyperglycemia
  • Thirst (dehydration)
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased hunger
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness, lethargy, exhaustion
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weight loss (a longer-term symptom) that eventually leads to coma
 If a person is high, they need more insulin...

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