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, November 18, 2012

Day 134

My thoughts on diabetes today.....

Sometimes we just go day to day and dont think much about "it'
And other days we kind of hate "it"

When Madi sets up her little tea party and its ready to go, stuffed animals and all..but she cant start yet because she has to get insulin for her 2 small cookies she has included in the tea makes me sad....sad that she cant just be a normal 4 year old who is having a lovely tea party...but that she has to worry about finger pricks and insulin shots all...the...time.Those moments make me hate "it"

When we can share our story and help others understand what Type 1 is, is makes me thankful that we have the opportunity to do so.... And it makes me so thankful for strong kids who want to share their story..

Often times I think about how blessed we are that our kids can still do what they want in life..They can run and play..they can go to Boy Scouts and hike and rock climb..they can have parties and go to parties..they can jump and do cartwheels, sing and dance, play baseball and do well...Although these things take more preparation and shots and carb counting, they can still do them.. That is a huge blessing...

Sometimes diabetes is very hard..when kids are sick, or ketones show up, or when your child has had enough shots and wants no more, but you know they need it to stay alive and healthy...When its late and they need to go to bed but they are low and HAVE to stay up and eat...When they want to swim or play, but they have to sit out because they are low...Or when they are high and cant get it down..Those times are hard..Its hard to see your child in pain or sad because of this disease...

So, there are always 2 sides to how I feel about diabetes.. We are blessed to live in a day that they can have the supplies they need and that insulin is easily accessible, but it stinks to have to NEED it:)

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