A few difficult things were giving shots before meals in the restaurant, the huge supply of food and constant shots needed, keeping track of the insulin and keeping it cold, keeping track of the numbers of both kids at all times. The ship had absolutely no nutritional info for anything, so that was very hard...We had to guess on all of their meals!
When we booked the cruise we were told that all we had to do was talk to the ship crew when we arrived and that we would be given any help we needed...They had already contacted the cruise line and let them know of the kids medical status (Type 1 diabetics). Little did they know all we really needed was carb info, which they did not have.....When we were onboard and asked for it, they said "no, we do not have that, but we can get you sugar free jello.."
Like my kids are going to only eat jello all week?..ya right....
The fact is that people just do not know what Type 1 is, what it means, how it works, and they are just uneducated about it.
I wasnt mad about it...at all... We had a wonderful time!
we just did our best to guess on all of the things the kids ate..Sometimes it worked out fine and they had great numbers, but sometimes they were really high...and a few times even low.
My goal with this blog and with our family service project is to get the word out..To explain how it works, and to share my childrens lives with you...
The struggles that come with Type 1, the things they can still do with Type 1, the ways you (and we) can help, and also to raise awareness on the facts!
Here Craig is doing the Zip Line in Alaska!!! Super fun!! He said it was "awesome"!!
Lastly, if you have not been to Alaska, I recommend you go!! here is an Alaskan sunset from the back of the cruise ship..AmAzing!!!!