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!! Leave a comment, we would love to hear from you!!! If you would like to send an email to Madi or Craig, you can do so here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 1, 2012
today is kind of a boring picture... But I had to go get new prescriptions for Craig today...He needed: pen tips (needles), meter strips (to check his blood), 2 kinds of insulin, and lancets (finger pricking needles). We always leave the pharmacy with a grocery sized bag!!
This picture is of the 2 kinds of insulin he uses.. Humalog, which he injects 3-4 times a day before his meals and Lantis, which he takes once a day and is the long acting insulin (same for Madi).. Also the green pen looking thing is an insulin pen. There are a few ways you can get your insulin; the pen, syringes, or a pump (which Craig is totally against trying) Madi is completely against trying the pen, but Craig tried it a month ago and really likes it. It is a lot more convenient as you can see how small the small pen tips are. Also if we can get Madi to be comfortable with the pen, we wouldn't have to carry syringes around with us, just these small pen tips..But for now, she is not interested so we use syringes for her. I have no plans to force my kids to use anything.. Someone told me that I needed to convince and force Craig to use a pump.. No way..it is his body and he can use whatever he is comfortable with. Im not the one getting shots all day, so I cannot tell him to do any certain kind of injections... And I wont.. And the same for Madi..until she is comfortable trying the pen, we will just do the syringe needles.