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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

lots of stuff!

Its been a whirl wind around here to say the least!!
Both kids got approved for CGMs and they are both hooked up! 
 Its been good. and not so good.. We have been trying to problem solve since the start. First Madi was terrified to get the CGM site. Then she got it and it wasnt as bad as she thought.  We had a couple long nights in a row with lows.. Here is the second night of the kids on their CGM:

 "I think I should do a video diary for a night in the life of a d mom.... This is both kids right now.. Madis alarm went off so I got her a drink to bring her back up.. Craig had his in his room but I thought if check him.. Apparently he slept through his alarm because he was 43!!! I'll be keeping his in my room from now on. Both kids got juice, now I wait 15 minutes and hope their sugars come up.. Then they need a protien-carb food.. Sleep is not in my future."
I kept thinking, "I shoudl be getting more sleep..right?"
But the great thing about the CGM is the alarms!! theres so much less guessing! I love that.
One problem we are having is with Craig.
 He is doing baseball and also is on the HS dive team.. SO he is in teh pool A LOT! they sensors dont want to stay on. We have tried skin tak.. and Tegaderm.. Now he put the site in his arm and is wraping it with waterproof medical tape so we will see if that works better!  Any ideas are welcome!!

Im also taking a break from making pump pouches/belts.. I have been so busy with working 6 days a week, having 4 kids (2 with T1) and Im starting school in 2 weeks!  I will do custom orders if you email me though.. And I kept a few glucose meter cases up on my Etsy Page.  I felt so guilty taking them down because I know how nice it can be to have a new case.. Kids get excited about it.. but I just only have so much time in the day!

Both kids have started school! Madi is in 1st grade and her teacher is great!! Sh e even doses her for snack time! And Craig is a Sophmore (really?!)  and he is pretty independent  so he does everything himself..

Another exciting thing is that Craig was chosen to be a JDRF youth ambassador! Im eso proud of him that he isnt shy about talking about Type 1.. he isnt scared to tell his story, educate others and advocate for this disease! Excited for the things to come!

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