Monday, August 3, 2009

diabetes camp

A couple weeks ago, we went to Gales Creek Camp for children with diabetes. The preschool camp consisted of us and 7 other families with 4-5 year olds with diabetes. It was just one day and an overnight (when the kids get older, camp runs for a whole week.) While the kids played games with the camp counselors, the parents met to share stories, ask questions, and go over things like how to prepare for sending your kid to school, latest research in finding a cure, etc.
The boys seemed to have a really good time. Here are some memorable things from our time at GGC:
*we rocked out family skit night (Bryce sang "I've got diabetes!" and we backed him up "he's got diabetes!"...this little 'rap' was a fave of the counselors. Other verses went "I'm ready for a poke", "Time to get a new set", etc)
*Bryce got this obnoxious whistle from the camp store (every time he blew it, all the staff would look around wondering of it was time to gather everyone "on the log")
*swimming in the pool was fun (until Jaden swallowed a gallon of the water and proceeded to throw up into the pool- Everyone out!!)
*Jaden said the food was amazing (grilled cheese on white bread-w/american cheese for lunch and huge fluffy pancakes for breakfast)
*Drew was dropped off by my mom at dinner time (he was dubbed 'PB boy' cuz after snack, he was covered head to toe in peanut butter)
*night time blood sugar tests (we stayed in the boys dorm with 4 other families and all night long I could hear the click click of test vials opening, lancing devices cocking, and fingers being poked)
*after breakfast, Bryce was really out of it and zoning (he was 529!! bolused him according to the pump, later got an unbolused snack, when tested before lunch he was 36! wtf?)

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