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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 27

I wanted to share a little info about the kids' meters... Here it is..and Ill tell you what they do with it...

Okay the Meter..This is the computer of the system...It inputs the blood glucose and also keeps the log of the numbers..Its is nice to be able to look back and see the date, time and glucose number...

Test strips- these are tiny little strips about a quarter inch wide ..One end goes into the meter and the other end is where they put a drop of blood...This tiny strip is a dollar!! I was so surprised when I found that out...Especially because my kids test about 10 times a day per kid, so yes, I am very thankful for insurance:)

Lancet- this is what pokes the finger..You press a little button and a needle shoots into the finger very lightly, just enough to give drops of blood to test.

Lancet needles- you replace the needle every time you check..

Alcohol wipes- pretty self explanatory...gotta be clean!!

These are just some of the supplies we have to have on hand at all times..I have one in my purse, one in Craigs baseball bag,  one in the car, several at home...they are everywhere!!!! We started off with just a few, but with 4 kids and always on the go, I had to get a few more because I needed to be sure whatever happened, or if we were in a hurry we would always have at least 1 around...

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