Laila was thrilled to find our hotel had a pool, and surprised to see I brought floaties for her to use so she could swim all by herself! We had lunch in the car on the way there, but life with diabetes is forever a guessing game. She typically eats the same things when we have fast food, but there's always a variable in there-what snacks she had earlier in the day will affect how much she eats, her eyes can be bigger than her stomach! I knew exercise would bring her sugar down, but I also knew I couldn't send her to the pool low, so after getting dressed I had her check her sugar. Here's Laila to tell you all about it!
|This is just me in my little bikini! |
I was going to the pool with my mommy and my little brother.
|I was getting my supplies together to check my sugar before I went into the cold water.|
|I was cleaning my finger so I can poke it. Then I can wipe it and then I can put it on my meter.|
|I was wiping it and then I squeezed it to put it on my purple meter.|
|I'm putting my blood on my meter so I can check my sugar before I go into the cold pool. |
I check my sugar because if I'm low or high I'll feel shaky.
|I'm pouting because my sugar was 59. |
I was too low to go to the pool so I had to get some ice in a cup
and then put my apple juice in it and then drink it with a straw.
Then I shared my straw with my sister.
|Oh I was in a floaty so I could go swimming! |
The water was really deep so I could not try swimming without the floaty.
|I was swimming away from my mommy! I had a lot of fun!|