Adventures with Low Blood Sugar

Since Devon was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes we haven’t had to change much of what we do with him: he still eats the same food, acts the same way, and plays outside with us. He just gets poked occassionally.

This weekend, however, we went hiking and had our first encounter with low blood sugar. Devon had a great time running through the forest by the river until he very quickly ran out of energy. He turned pale and we had to literary cart him out of the woods in an abandoned shopping cart we found.

We did make it home on time to feed him all the candy and we soon had a much more cheerful toddler. It’s amazing how sugar works in his body, and we’ll definitely be packing candy with us on trips going forward.

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