My 12 year old son was (dramatically) dx'd May 8, 2009 - so we have been learning and living with all that is type 1 for a little over a year now.
Last summer he was still in his honeymoon, and would crash low after 20 - 30 minutes of swimming, even though we religiously made sure he was above 140 before exercising. Have been happily surprised so far this summer, since he seems to be a lot more predictable with exercise and blood sugar #'s.
In January we had a miserable Omni Pod trial that was due to a number of things, but probably mostly because the nurse educator DID NOT LIKE THE POD and scared him with stories of teens coming in with the Pod duct taped on, that they fail and fall off easily and she only approved the upper rear end for placement since he is lean (but certainly can pinch an inch on his arms and stomach for injections). So that's the long way of me saying we are still on MDI's.
I've agreed to sign Matt up for Fall Football because I made a deal with myself that I would not hold him back with anything because of his having type 1. But I'll be honest and say that I am PETRIFIED and fear I may die of stress on the sidelines worrying he'll go low. Or that I'll be THAT MOM who stays at every practice to make sure he has enough Gatorade, etc to keep him high enough to play. (In reality I won't do this, but if I can't get my "mind right" may really die of stress)
I would love some advice from anyone who has their t1 child in rigorous sports and how they plan and handle things. This is such a huge stress and practice doesn't even start until late August.