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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Friday, May 8, 2015

another Diaversary....

this girl... on her 3rd Diaversary... 3 years ago we were rushing to Phoenix Children's hospital with the devastating diagnosis of type 1 Diabetes... I cried for days.. every time I looked at her I felt that we had lost her innocent and carefree childhood... It was now filled with carb counting, insulin shots, finger pricks, night time checks and many worries.. Since her diagnosis she has had over 7665 finger pricks.. and over 6500 shots of insulin.. 
She has fought Type 1 diabetes for 3 years now... Every single day... She is brave and so very strong..
Please read these warning signs of type 1..they are so hard to catch because they can be looked at as normal, or a growing child..
Increased Thirst, frequent urination, weakness or tired a lot, irritable, hungry all the time, lethargy.
We took Madi to the pediatrician thinking maybe she had a UTI.. even though her brother was diagnosed just 3 months prior, I had NO thoughts that she too could be Type 1 diabetic.. even though she showed the same signs..
Thank you everyone who has cared  for, prayed for and watched after my Madi...
This girl.... she is brave, tough, smart, wild, fun, sweet, sassy and she is so strong!
She fights though each day with faith..
Today was a rough one... she woke up at about 300 so we did a site change.
By 9 am she was 500.  I dosed her and hoped it was a breakfast spike since we had just
changed her pump site.
Well by 11 am she was HI...
So we did another site change at school.. She felt miserable and couldnt eat lunch because 
she was so high.
I ended up taking her home at 11:30... By 2 she was 350 which is still high but not 600 so i thought she was coming down.. by 4 she was above 600 again.. Terrible!! I dosed her with a syringe and changed her insulin fro her pump.. Im not sure if maybe the pump isnt working or what!!! Here we are at 7 pm and she is 379... Luckily no ketones but I hate having her so high and for soem reason
we cant get her lower!!  It was a rough
terrible day for her but she is still smiling at the end of the 
Questions for Madi on her 3rd Diaversary....
What do you want people to know about Type 1 diabetes?
 M: If I even touch you, you;re still  my friend and you will not get diabetes if I touch you. 
What is Type 1 diabetes?
M:  Type 1 diabetes is like, a sickness but you always have it.
Why is it hard?
 M: Because when you;re really really high you cant eat stuff you want to.  So then you have to wait and change your site and do really hard stuff.  Then when you;re lower, you can eat anything you want to.
What is the hardest part?
 M:  When yo have it get shots and insulin because new sites hurt.  Its hard because you don't get to eat when everyone else gets to.
What do you want to say to people who have helped you?
 M: Thank you for helping me change my sites, dosing me for lunch, and thank you for taking care of me.  I know you care about me.
Why do you have to be brave?
M:   So you can get everything done, because if you don't, you will die. 


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