Day 5 of Diabetes Blog Week – we're talking about exercise.
If you ask Benny what his favorite sport is, you'll get a different answer every day. Football, baseball, soccer, swimming, golf. A typical 5 year old, he never stops moving. Benny is full tilt boogie from the moment he wakes up to the moment he flops back into bed at night.
Of course, some activities are more strenuous than others, so we try to run Benny's bg a little on the high side when he swims, for example, or anytime I know he's going to be playing hard. It can get a little tough, not right after the exercise, but overnight. He's gone low a couple of times after swimming all afternoon, but usually we're able to anticipate it.
Sometimes we do have to laugh. Benny was diagnosed at 23 months and I was very fearful of lows, especially since he couldn't articulate how he felt. That was me at playground yelling, "You can't play anymore unless you eat this cookie. Get over her and Eat This Cookie!!" The moms probably thought I was nuts, but the other toddlers were totally jealous.
I can't wait to see what sports Benny enjoys and decides to concentrate on as he gets older. He keeps telling me football. I'm hoping golf. Either way, I'll be cheering him from the sidelines – and you know I'll have a package of cookies in my purse. (You never know!)