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, August 21, 2012

Day 69

HHmm... I wasnt sure what to write because we have been pretty busy lately.. I missed yesterday..oops, sorry:)

Well the kids are feeling better, so thats a relief, and no one else got it either, so thats good too!

I did want to do a post on the importance of a good relationship with schools.. Craig has been SO lucky to have a great relationship with his school.. Last school year about mid year was when he was diagnosed..

We met with the school right away and trained staff and started his 504.. It actually took us a while to actually finish it... mostly because it was the first for the school, and for us...Apparently they have another student with type 1, but no 504 for him and also no parent involvement with the staff.  But we got it squared away and the school was great with any issues we had during the year.

When the school year started this year, we met and added a few things to his 504, signed it and touched base on a few changed Craig has had and that was that.  The principal and staff have been awesome with Craig and his diabetes needs.  They are very understanding and notice when he is gone...

The school has also agreed to do a fundraiser school wide for the JDRF and support Craig in his Walk For a Cure this November..

How great..

And what a great feeling for Craig to know he is supported by so many people. 

The school will have a school wide education day in April and have a mini school walk as well.  I am pretty excited about this..


Because educating people is SO important.. Even people who "think" they know what Type 1 is,  usually the more people we can educate, the better! Ther eare so many thoughts about what Type 1 is and how you get it and how you manage it that are completely wrong...false... not true...
So to get the education out there is just awesome!!

I am so glad I can be a part of this and that his school has been so supportive of him and his challenges with Type 1...

If you dont know your school staff, I would totally encourage you to get in there! Go meet with them and be open about anything you want.  Chances are, they will want to help. 

I feel like we have been very blessed with a great school system for Craig and Im so stressing changing schools next year for High School...
And Madi starting Kinder next year too.. What stress!!!

I can only hope for the best though and hope its as good as Craigs school has been to us. 

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