After Madeline's stressful diabetes debut last year, we decided it was time for a fun family vacation this summer. Not just a 2 or 3 day getaway as we had for the last umpteen years, but an actual, what other people do, one week vacation. Destination, Florida. Considering I did not want to be more stressed on vacation than I am at home, we decided a few days at Disney, and a few days at Cocoa Beach. My sister and her family would be joining us. Sweeeet. We left for the happiest place on earth August 21.
Prior to our Florida journey, I had researched what other families had experienced with their diabetic children in Disney. I was warned to not be surprised to see high blood sugar numbers due to excitement, food and time changes. So imagine our surprise when Rick did a quick blood sugar check on Madeline about 45 minutes into our flight and saw 40. What the what? That was not in my imaginary diabetic travel manual. After some food and beverage, she was back on track.
What a Goofy start to our trip.
Note to self: next Disney trip, pack lots of extra snacks to treat lows. $4.00 bottle of some crazy exotic juice, or the small $5.00 Goldfish in the shape of Mickey Mouse will not happen again.
After 8 days of our fun family vacation, it was time to leave. The kids were very sad to say goodbye to the ocean and sand. I was very sad to say goodbye to the " almost not diabetic" blood sugar numbers. Not quite two days after getting home, Madeline's blood sugar numbers shot up into the 300's. Welcome home diabetes.
After 2 weeks of crazy, bouncing numbers, Madeline's blood sugars are back in her safe range.
Why am I not surprised?
Better hang on tight for the ride diabetes. Madeline won't be slowing down for you.