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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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day 79

Well yesterday we had a busy day of baseball.. Craig had a tournament and he had 1 game after the other.. That meant a very long day... First I had to make sure we had enough snacks, insulin and all of their supplies for the 7 hours we would not be home.. Plus its Arizona, and it was 100 degrees, so add in tons of water bottles and gatorade for Craig.. lots of jerky too!! We had to take a cooler as well, but the sports park doesnt allow coolers, so I had to call ahead of time and let them know we have 2 diabetics and a lot of supplies and we will have to bring  a cooler to keep their insulin and water cold..especially in Arizona.. We got some slack when we got to the gate,but after I explained, they let us bring it.. There was no fighting it, I was bringing a cooler!

Overall, he had pretty good numbers throughout the games, which is great! And after, he didnt drop too much!

When he is playing he has to constantly eat jerky or other protein and sip of gatorade while also making sure he has enough water to not get dehydrated.. Well if you have played sports before you know that when you are playing and its hot and you are tired and in the moment of watching the runs, hitting the ball ect..that last thing you probably want to do it eat.. But he does pretty good.. A few times he said "i really dont want to eat, Im not hungry!"

But he has to keep up on it because when he is active, he can get low and if he doesnt keep up on the protein, he will drop really quick after the game, which has happened before..

I really love to watch him play baseball..If bring some so much joy to see him play.  He takes it very seriously and really puts his heart into the game, which is a lot of fun to watch..Here are a few pictures of his play by play pitch and him stealing third base! He is pretty fearless:)

 Some seeds of course..protein!  And of course Big League Chew Gum..........

And here he is stealing 3rd base........

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