Friday, August 21, 2009


ETA: Her fasting bg was 87!! (should be between 70-99 fasting for non-diabetics) and it was 102 2 hours PP!!!! whooo hoooo!!!

I promise to have the blog about my lake trip up sometime this weekend, but there is something heavy on my mind today and I could use some good vibe-age this weekend.

My baby sister is my life. She is 12 years younger than me (same parents!) and has been my entire life for the past 10 years. I love that kid. Sadly, she is my twin.

I have been worried about her getting Type 1 for years. I do a yearly blood sugar check on her as directed to by our family doctor. Her fasting numbers have been all over the board, I have gotten some 90's and some 120's. I have enrolled her in TrialNet but we have yet to take her to get the blood work. I think we are all scared as to what it would say. I know I am.

She started the 5th grade on Monday. (Where does the time go BTW??) Yesterday my Mom, Dad, Step-Mom, Maddy and I went to a finantial aid meeting for my school. When we were in the elevator about to go our seperate ways we were talking about how Maddy is spending the weekend at my Dads house where I live. My Mom looked at me and said "oh hey, I want you to do a 12 hour fasting blood sugar check on Maddy this weekend." Ouch. My stomach hurt. My Mom went on to say "She has been going to the bathroom a lot. I'm worried"

Double ouch. So tomorrow morning I will be checking her blood sugar. I am so scared. I hope that she does not have diabetes. I wish this was not even a possibility.


The Mindful Diabetic said...

sending good vibes your way. Hopefully it is nothing and your sis is OK.

tmana said...

Hope it's just the hot weather... but if mom's concerns are realized, better that you guys catch it earlier than later.

CALpumper aka Crystal said...


tmana is right, better to detect earlier.

No one would wish this on anyone.

Hang in there. Keep us posted.

Tripsy-rrific said...

Oh little Maddy girl! Try not to stress yourself Jenny. If she doesn't have it that is AWESOME! But if for any reason she does, she couldn't have any better support tha in her big sister! Atually in both of you! I'll be thinking and praying for you guys!!!

I love you!!

k2 said...

Positive vibes your way!! Whatever happens- she has a wonderfully awesome big sis to show her the way!
Kelly K