So what we're going to do now is a whole presentation to the staff at my school about type 1 diabetes. Even though there are three kids with type 1 diabetes at my school, the teachers still don't understand type 1. I am excited that my mom and I are going to actually talk in front of the whole staff and teach them about living with type 1 diabetes.
I want people to know that it's not easy to die from type 1 diabetes, as long as you take care of yourself and keep control of your blood sugar. I test myself at mealtimes and snacktimes, and I give myself insulin and..... EAT! I eat healthy and try not to graze or overeat. I always listen to my body, and if I don't feel right, I test my blood sugar. Sometimes if my blood sugar is low I feel shaky and dizzy. And if my blood sugar is high I have a headache. If my blood sugar is low - like under 70 - , I eat a marshmallow (yum!) and wait 15 minutes to test again. If my blood sugar is high I correct myself with a dose of insulin. If it's high at night, my mom takes care of me by testing me while I sleep and giving me insulin when I need it. My mom is so caring, wise and supportive. I couldn't have asked for a better one.
I really have learned a lot since my diagnosis and I will try to be as supportive as I can to other kids living with type 1 diabetes. :-)
|Me and my friend Megan having a blood sugar contest (fun!)|