Thursday, 16 June 2011

Support Group

Hi guys, sorry I haven't updated my blog for a while but I've been quite busy. 
Yesterday I went to a support group for type one diabetes families.  They showed me a new type of pricker (glucose tester).  They also gave me a booklet of about a super hero squad that explains diabetes for older kids instead of the teddly bear books they use for younger kids.  This book is cool because it is fun to read  -it is done in cartoon style. 
This week I have had quite a lot of hypos and quite low readings after I played ten minutes of  basketball. But after we had a meeting with some of our new friends with diabetes they said to take some sort of sugar boost just before playing sport and then about ten minutes later have an apple or something to sustain you. We also reduced my insulin by a couple of units and it has stopped me from having so many hypos which is great. But now my blood glucose is a bit high which is OK for a little bit but I may have to have more carbs or insulin.... so we have to keep a close eye  on it. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

My Birthday

Today is my birthday! And I got a new bike, a Justin Bieber CD, three surf mags and a video about bodyboarding, and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. Plus I got a boardgame and some fishing gear.  I went out for lunch for my birthday but I still had to count my carbs and give myself insulin - not in public - just in the back of the car before I ate.  I ate some lamb korma, pita bread, rice and had a juice.  Mum's birthday gift for lunch was to let me not worry about doing a finger prick.  I think that was a really good present.
This afternoon I am having two friends over and after dinner I am having a big piece of  baked cheesecake...which sounds real good!! Kids with type 1 diabetes are allowed to eat cake too! I turned 11.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Problems with sore fingers

It is so annoying when my finges are sore and I have to prick them because it really hurts. Every few days I have to change my glucose needles. The thing is, I keep forgetting to change them so every week it hurts a lot. Sometimes even when I put a new needle in it still hurts which really annoys me!!!!!!!!! My paediatrician told me that I can prick my forearm instead of my fingers which sounds really good but I do not want to try it because I think it might hurt more than my fingers. If anyone has tried pricking their arms please tell me what it feels like.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Having to wait

It's really annoying when I wanted to write on my blog this morning because Mum called me to test my blood.  So instead of just writing I had to wait.  That really annoyed me!  Most of the time I have to stop what I am doing and test my blood and give myself some insulin.

The different shots I have to give myself

I use two different types of  insulin: Novarapid and Lantus.  Novarapid  hurts less because I inject myself with a small dose.  Lantus hurts so much that sometimes I even cry because it is a much bigger dose.  The needles are much longer than the finger-pricking ones because they have to be pushed all the way under your skin.  But the finger ones hurt more which is really weird because they only just puncture the skin.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Welcome To My Blog

Hi! My name is Nicholas. I am an 11 year old boy that lives at the coast in Australia.

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I have decided to set up this blog to help other kids with diabetes, and tell them how I feel. Because I know what you're going through.

Occasionally, when I'm really irritated with diabetes, I go into my room and swear my head off!! Sometimes just to scream and yell it makes you feel better.

We just recently moved states, which made finding out about diabetes even worse. Seeing old friends helps you to deal with all the pricking. I have to prick myself at least four times a day, to check my blood glucose.

Hope you like my blog so far.