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, March 31, 2013

Day 184

Yesterday I received this comment..

Hi, I'm fourteen years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about five months ago. I had the same symptoms as your son did, so my parents took me in to get blood drawn and such, they called back that night and told me that my blood sugar was 792. I kind of find it weird that your son had to spend four nights in the hospital and I didn't even have to spend one, but I thought it would be nice to hear someone else's story. I plan to read the whole blog. I'm very interested in reading someone else's experiences with diabetes. 


When I started this blog it was mainly to share the kids' stories and help people understand what this disease is really about...

I didnt realize it would be reaching other kids who have Type 1..

I was happy and sad.. I felt sad for this young man because well, I knew what he was going through..Ive seen my son go through it.
It hard...

And I was happy that he can read our story and feel some sort of comfort knowing that here is Craig, who has gone through it as well..

These kids all around the world with Type 1 are strong, determined kids.. They struggle every day with worries that most kids dont have to worry about.. but they do it..and they live on and live amazing lives!

So anyway, since I got that comment, I decided to add my email to the top of this page.. 

Anyone interested can email me or the kids and ask questions or say anything they like.. Id love to hear from you!!

Taylor, Im so glad you found our blog and I hope you are doing well..
Here is an answer to your question on why my kids stayed in the hospital for 4 days...
the 4 day hospital stay after diagnosis is just common practice at the childrens hospital in Phoenix. They have you meet with a nutritionist, get your calculations right, educate all on the disease and make sure that the kids and parents know how to deal with it when they go home.. They dont let the kids leave until they can give themselves a shot (except for the little kiddos), and they have to see mom and dad give a shot as well.   Craigs sister had the same 4 day stay when she was diagnosed, even though we had already been there for 4 days with Craig a couple months earlier.. Each hospital has different policies:) Thank you for reading..I hope to hear from you again soon..I told Craig about you and your comment:)


  1. i'm 17 and was diagnosed with type 1 at 2 and i was kept in a week at the time even on mixtard nowadays my hospital only keep kids in 2 days max