Diabetes Month Photo a Day – Day 11

Day 11: Play

She loves to play. Diabetes doesn't get in her way!

She loves to play. Diabetes doesn’t get in her way!

Having type 1 diabetes doesn’t stop my daughter from having fun. She loves to play and have fun like any kid! Sometimes diabetes gets in the way. Before going out to play she must check her blood sugar and depending on what kind of playing she plans to do, she needs a snack too. Lots of complaints can be heard when she wants to play but her blood sugar is too low. Waiting for low blood sugars to rise seem to “take forever” ¬†according to her.

Going on a bike ride, to the park, a friends house or the swimming pool means taking a bag with a glucose meter, test strips, lancet, fast acting glucose along with her.

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