I just got back from Camp Needlepoint this morning! It was really amazing and awesome, really fun and just all around awesome! It was really really cool to be around other kids who actually have diabetes. Everyone in my cabin had the same pump as me and there were two other thirteen year olds and then two twelve year olds. We were all rock climbers. I don't like sports but I love rock climbing, which is kind of strange.
I got to be really really good friends with the two other thirteen year old girls in my cabin. We were all going low a lot from the activity and we were constantly up checking at night and a few nights there were like two or all three of us that were low and we'd sit and in bed and eat glucose tabs together :). And then we'd have the funny lows and end up laughing so hard we'd start crying. :D. I'd never had glucose tabs before, I was just drinking juice boxes but they're a lot easier and better tasting. We figured out that after the 5th one, they burn. The 1st one tastes great!
I liked every meal that was there and they had snacks in between and my absolute favoritest (my new word!) meal, dry cheerios before bed. The ending campfire was sad, we all went back and cried... I think we spent three hours hugging this morning. I think my mom and dad were happier to see me then I was to see them. I love home, I love my family, and so on, but it feels so right to be at camp. I want to live there. We figured it all out, it's Needlepoint Boarding School.
I'm done with a weird mini-honeymoon thing that's been happening for the past few weeks. I've been able to eat meals without insulin and then I'm either normal or low afterwords. And if I take my insulin, I'm normal. It's like I had a backup system. But I forgot to bolus for a snack and then I was 182, so it's all good now. Maybe that's bad that my backup system left.
Camp really showed me how you can't average out all diabetics and say that one thing will do the same for another. I knew it before, but it's so evident at camp. One girl bolused about ten minutes after dinner instead of before and was in the 300s. If I did that, I would have gone low.
Coloring your tubing with colored sharpies is a big trend this year. It looks really cool!
I've been doing my pump sites in my left stomach all 3 weeks I've had the pump, but I did it by myself in my leg and in my arm (both arms) this week! I can't do it in my right stomach since it's too much muscle and it really hurts and screws up my number and bends and stuff. I love it in my arm and leg, I can't feel it at all and the tubing is hidden and can't snag. That's my mom's worst nightmare and my worst pump habit. But now I can't play with the tubing... it's probably for the best.
We're already planning for next year (Rockers!!!) and it's going to be so much fun! Only 364 more days until camp!!!