Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

No Curveballs this Season

image source: The Principal's Posts

Has it really been a couple of months since I've posted?  Wow, time flies when you're counting carbs... or something like that.

We made it through another softball season with diabetes, and Rosie's team even won their league.  There were only a few games where Rosie had to sit out a bit and get some extra carbs.

It helps that Rosie has played on the same team for the past few years, so nobody pays much attention when she messes with her pump or sits down to gulp down a juice box.  Her coach is aware that if she wanders off the field to rummage in her bag, she's not just playing around, she needs carbs. We're comfortable enough there that she's even gone to a few practices without us sitting on the sidelines, and all was well.

I think we're finally feeling confident in the art balancing diabetes and softball season.  And yes, I realize that by putting that in writing, diabetes is sure to throw us some curveballs the next time Rosie sets foot on a field!


1 comment:

  1. Way to go Rosie! So nice to hear that diabetes and sports are possible!


Next to the doctor's office, I think some of the best diabetes tips I've ever gotten have come from discussions in the comment sections of diabetes blogs. :)