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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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 91

Craig is a boy scout..And Boy Scouts go on  a lot of camp outs, hikes, backpacking trips, ect..

What does that mean to Craig??

A lot of preparation!! Packing for his trip, and making sure he has extras of everything he packed, just in case he is low, high, or loses something..

In his case, not having certain items could mean life or death..

First things first..When Craig was diagnosed and we decided it was time that he could go on camp outs again, I went into his scout group and educated all of the boys on his condition.. Warning signs, what helps him, and what Type 1 means... The leaders were there as well..

SO everyone around him at these camp outs will know what to look for and how to help Craig if he needs it.

He has been on a few (my husband went on the first few after dx ) camp outs since dx and I am super confident in his leaders so that helps me a lot!!

Craig packs all of his supplies and we go through an re-check and make sure he has all he needs.

Some things we include are beef jerky,
 gatorade packets (gatorade powder he can add to water if he needs extra carbs),
  skittles (juice could spill and make a mess in his pack),

 extra carb snacks, crackers and pb, lots of water, extra needles, lancets, a small sharps container, an extra meter, insulin and something to keep it cool, glucagon (and tell the leaders where it is when I drop him off)...

This weekend he is off to a backpacking trip. He is excited..Im so glad he enjoys scouts because it is such a great program for boys.. Im very glad he has responsible and caring leaders who look out for him as well.  So thankful he can still participate in the things he loves!!

1 comment:

  1. Teri, I think it's so awesome that you are making sure to let your son do everything he would have been able to do pre-dx! It sounds like you have a very responsible boy on your hands. ��