Being from Southern California, our summers are filled with all sorts of water activities. Besides going to the beach as much as we can, we spend just about every single day splashing around in our swimming pool. Believe it or not, summertime water activities bring up a few concerns I have about Kaitlyn's type 1 diabetes care. Here are my top three water issues:
Here's to summer and happy swimming!
About the author: My name is Kim. My daughter Kaitlyn (the third of our five children) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years after my nephew James was diagnosed with the same disease. I'm excited to pair up with my sister-in-law, Jen, to share our story with you!
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring. Jen and Kim are real moms of kids with type 1 diabetes and have been compensated for their contributions to this site.