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, August 4, 2013

Day 210

well Madis first few days of Kinder were a hot mess!!
Her numbers were crazy high the first day.. I found out she had eaten half a pack of tic tacs. ya, they are only 1 carb each, but when you eat half the box, it adds up!! little stinker.. she has been hiding stuff lately and I feel like now when she is high I just look for wrappers!!  Ive heard of people locking the pantry, but now it may be a possibility!! we dont have a ton of junk food really, but it doesnt take much to get those numbers high!
On the first day of school, She also fell in the bathroom and busted her chin open.  We had to use 2 butterfly stitches to keep it closed then she had gauze to cover it..
Here is her first day of school picture..
Lovely huh?? lol

the second day we did a site change in the nurses officer and her cannula was full of blood and kinked..No wonder she was high..
So we changed her site.. and she was still high, but she was recovering from  not getting insulin for who knows how long.. No Ketones thankfully, but still she wasnt feeling great..
So, tomorrow she goes back to school..Hoping for better numbers!!
Last week I stayed for the whole 2 days to help troubleshoot and train the teacher, aide and nurse.  

Craig starts high school tomorrow...
Thats a crazy situation too.. Before school started I contacted the school about getting his 504 situated.. They told me they dont know his classes yet, so we had to do it when school started..
SInce its a whole new school, I wasnt sure what to expect.. He got his schedule Thursday so I called right away to try to get his 504 done. I was told they wold get it done within the first 60 days of school..really???  So my son has to go to school for possible 2 months without his teachers knowing he even has diabetes?? AND he has PE and they are doing fitness tests starting wednesday..

Ya, I was not ok with this... I called and emailed the school back stating I want a meeting asap, within 7 days and also my concerns.  I did get a quick response and they said the teachers will be given his 504 from last year that I provided them. 
Also he said that he doesnt thing Craig will be able to check his blood except in the nurses office.. what?? seroiously??   
So anyway, needless to say Im not too excited about dealing with his new school.. UGH!!

I had a talk with Craig too.  I told him that his number one priority is to take care of his diabetes.. If he needs to test, do it.. It the teacher has a problem with that, he can leave class and do what he needs to.  He will not get in trouble!  Ill keep you updated on how it all goes.

And here is Madi.. She was thrilled that her pic was up at Bashas!!  cute huh?!!
I was super excited that my photography is being used for the JDRF, but she doesnt care about, she is just excited to have her picture up all over the store!!
 we bought a "shoe" and she signed her name on it!!

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