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, December 2, 2012

Day 140

I was thinking today how diabetes is...

How people will say "oh your kids have had it for a while now (almost a year for Craig), so you guys should have it figured out right?"

Oh how I wish it were so...

Yes, things get easier... but the thing with diabetes is that it is NEVER  consistent..
especially with growing kids...

One week one of the kids will have great numbers, and the next... super highs or lows... It is always changing..

A lot of people think you just do those easy calculations and get insulin..easy peasy...

But what people dont know is that everything affects those "numbers"

nervousness of a test or game, being excited about something, excersize, hormones, sickness, stress..

It all affects their glucose numbers..weird huh? who knew??

So while you may think "hey, you have it down by now right?"


Madi woke up at a super 140..then at church she was 140, 30 minutes later she was 400 (ya, she snuck skittles), by 4 pm she was 80..bedtime she was 230...

Craigs number are pretty good, but have been ranging from 200-300... not terrible, but he gets annoyed by the highs..

Poor kid..he really internalizes his numbers and gets much more annoyed than he should..A lot of his highs are uncontrollable.. he is 13, so hormones are coming..and apparently that causes highs..

Other than a few highs, the kids are doing pretty good.

They are Very excited about their pump class this week...

Oh!! we also finally got our results back from Trialnet..
Our other kids do not have the tracers or gene of Type 1...It almost felt like a relief, but was weird...

I know our other 2 kids were relieved.. Ever since we tested our 8 year old has been asking "did you get the results back yet?"

A lot of this blog is about our 2 type 1ers..but they do have 2 other siblings...How does diabetes affect them?? Because I can tell you now that Type 1 affects everyone in the family.. not just the kids with the disease..

This week I will be sharing part of their feelings about all that has happened this past 10 months.

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