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Enchanted Kingdom Homepage
Potions (Our Favorite Recipes)
recipes created in The Enchanted Kingdom
The Dragon
our story
Knights and Ladies
famous people with IDDM
Cottage
tips on restaurant eating
Wizards
diabetes site links
Journeys
traveling with diabetes
The Sword
the tools to fight
Quill
write to the Royal Family

Our Castle

Daily Life With Diabetes

Diabetes and school is hard.

In the mornings if my blood glucose is not in range before breakfast sometimes I have to wait and eat in the car on the way there.

Every day around 10:30 I test my blood glucose to start getting ready for lunch. While I'm in the office doing that, I miss some of my math class.

During lunch I have to figure out how much insulin I need by adding together my carbs and dividing it out. Depending on if I've had ski practice the day before is depending on the amount I divide by.

On the days that I have ski practice, I have to test around 2:00 and lower my basal rate. I test again before I go on the trails and adjust my insulin or eat a snack as needed. On the trails I usually drink some Gatorade to prevent going low.

Parties at school are easier since I went on the insulin pump. After a school party, I am now often in range! Plus, It's more fun not planning what I'm going to eat.

There's a lot of math involved with diabetes. Being away from my Mom and Dad (like when I'm at school or practice) means that I have to do it all myself.

Write to us. I'd love to hear what school's like for you.