Friday, February 27, 2015

Field of Dreams

Joseph has started his very first baseball season.

Most parents are thrilled to watch their child learn and play a new sport but when you have a child with Type 1 Diabetes, it is a whole new ballgame!

We have the excitement of watching our child learn and play a new sport but we also have the added stress and pressure to learn how his body is going to react to this new physical activity.

So far baseball is causing him to have low blood sugars, which is strange because it isn't that "physical".

This is where is starts to get tricky in our world. The activity level is not the only factor. We have to account for excitement, stress, anxiety, adrenaline, and the outdoor temperature.

How on earth do you figure out those things you might ask?!? Well a simple thing called Trial and Error! We have to use our son as a human guinea pig. We have to sit back and watch and learn, testing out different regimens until we find one that works for his body, for this sport, for the current weather, and for this season.

Type 1 Diabetes steals a piece of excitement from every new experience and replaces it with stress, worry and fear.

Joseph will play sports and he will thrive, but behind the scenes there are two parents working very hard to make that safely happen!

-until next time

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