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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Friday, November 9, 2012

day 129

 Today we had a few doctors appointments... First Craig had a quick appointment then  Madi had her 6 month check up (endocrinologist every 3 months).. Her A1C went down to 7.4 and she gained 3 pounds! Yay Madi!
Since Madi has been asking me about the pump and even one day demanding to get it, I told her she needed to have questions to ask the doctor today.  Yesterday she thought about it and talked with Craig about it..
So today she asked the Endocrinologist a few questions.. like:
What does the pump look like?
How big is it?
 Do I have to get shots still?
Do I have to have Lantus if I get the pump?
and how big is the needle?

The doctor was surprised at her asking about it. She said she has never had a 4 year old ask about the pump..I just told her that Madi has a hard time with the constant shots and that she was curious about the pump..

Well now we go to meet with a pump specialist and ask more questions, see the pumps and try an infusion set for a day or so.. Thats the next step.  They are supposed to call me today to make the appointment.. Ha, the doctor told Madi to have Craig come along too.. Craig has NO interest in a pump, but it might be good for him to be there too I guess..

And here is what Diabetes looked like for Craig last night after baseball practice..

Right when he finished practice and we walked to the car I noticed he started to lose the color in his face..He was looking really pale so he did a check and he was 130 which is a good number, but I could tell that all of the physical activity was draining him and he was dropping quick..
He felt ill and very weak all of the sudden... He wouldnt eat or drink anything... He thought he was going to puke..
When we got home he just lay there until I finally insisted he eat something.. He felt so sick that he didnt have an appetite... I dont like seeing him like that..because mostly I feel so sad for him and there is nothing I can do to make it better... Thats hard..

So many times i wish he could be just a kid... A full of energy, worry about nothing, eat what you want, when you want kind of kid...but he cant...

1 comment:

  1. My daughter did shots for 2 years before being interested in the pump. She started on the omnipod in August and loves it. It was the lantus shot twice a day and increased dosage that she was so tired of and ready to be done with. Again, seeing your son and him being my son's age and playing baseball really gets to me. So sad to see him feel that way. I hate what diabetes does to our kids.