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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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Day 73

Today was a crazy day....

First we got up early for Craigs baseball practice... after playing an hour he was in the he drank a lot of water, then after about 40 more minutes he was mid 400s..So he couldnt play anymore..we had to get home to get him some insulin and more water..

Thats the first time that has every happened..Usually when he plays, he end up low..and needs extra carbs..

So that wa crazy..not quite sure why he got so high, but it was very warm outside and he was workign hard, so it could have been dehydration ....

Then we went home for 30 minutes and I took him to work on some scout merit badges so he could get his Star badge... When I picked him up, he was lame... usually when he works out he does drop quite a bit after, bt since he was so high, he took insulin and then dropped...too much... its definately a learning experience..every day!!

So then we went home, got lunch and we were off to help the JDRF for a few hours then go to the Diamondbacks baseball game..

We were volunteering for a team rally for the Nov 3rd walk..They did some education about Type 1 research and ways to fund raise..stuff like that.  The kids had a great time and were very helpful.
Which I wa sglad because I took 5 kids with me to volunteer and wasnt sure how that was gonna go..but it went good..
I was starting to get a little emotional seeing all of those people there..who have gone through the same thing we are going through these past few months.. Its crazy that a disease you didnt even know existed..effects so many kids.. I just kept seeing these kids and feeling for them... and knowing all my kids have been have these other kids..

We actaully saw this kid that used to be on Craigs baseball team..He has type 1 and when Craig was diagnosed and finally returned to baseball, he saw this kid... He went up to him and told him that he now has type 1 and the kid didnt believe him

Craig was reaching out to someone and got completely shut down..

This kid thought Craig was making fun or something..SO he asked to see Craigs fingertips..

So Craig showed him...and he still didint believe him because he didnt have calluses yet..

Then asked to see Craigs pump.. Well Craig said I dont have one....

After Craig had been in the hospital for 4 days and gone through all of that, then someone who could relate, didnt believe him...

It made me so sad, I couldnt believe how Craig could have felt..
I bet he wouldnt believe that Craigs little sister was diagnosed as well just 4 months later....although she has calluses on all of her fingers, so I guess he would probably believe her:)

We did receive an email a few weeks later saying that he felt bad because he just thought Craig was making fun of him..which made me sad because that was coming from somewhere... Maybe he had been made fun of.. And that made me sad too...

Its so important for us to go to these JDRF functions so we can see other people who are doing the same things we are..who are struggling with the same things we are..

All Photos copyright Carter Price Photography :) Thank you Carter for being our picture boy today!!!

 poor Landon just woke up in the car.. he fell asleep on the way:)

 Craig brought a friend along:)

Im SO glad we got to volunteer today....Although it was crazy busy, I had a really great day:)

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