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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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 9

With diabetes, activity can make your glucose very low and inactivity can do the opposite.. well when we read the kids numbers lately, you can tell how their summer is going...Craig was getting a lot of lows the last week of school, tests to be taken (being nervous can make numbers go low), baseball playoffs (lots of practice and play time)...He would be between 56 and 80 every day about noon.... So the doctors changed his calculations to help get those numbers higher...
Well now, he has been in the 300s, and even 400s...thats not good...

What does this tell us??

He has been sitting around being lazy!! hahaha... Baseball is over, and school is out..He has been loving sleeping in, playing his ipod, watching TV and pretty much not being active at all!! SO this means we have to change his calculations AGAIN... Its always changing...High numbers means he needs more insulin..... or he is dehydrated...but being his mom, I can say he needs more insulin or he needs to be more active..because I see him relaxing all day!! And I am fine with that.. we have been so busy the past 3 months with baseball and life..He is a super active kid, so Im all for letting him relax a bit this summer!!  we do go swimming and that gets him low fast.. Madi too.. She shoots right down to the 80s when she swims.. even the 60s sometimes... We are learning how much carbs she needs when she is active, but its hard sometimes...
The key is to have a healthy active lifestyle.... which of course is good for everyone:)

We went swimming today.. here she is having her juice because of course..she was low...she wasnt too happy because that means she has to sit out until she gets high enough to swim again...

 this is how she jumps in... like she is sitting on water.. she is so funny!!
But as you can see, she loves to swim!!

 here is Craig and Landon.. Craig ended up at 58 while swimming.. ugh!! Its so hard.. they eat constantly when swimming to stay above 80... but kids can only eat so much!! and swimming is a very active sport!!

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