|They eventually learned how annoying dialated eyes can be.|
Today we received the results from the Diabetes Trialnet and they were negative for all three kids. It helps that 1/2 of their genes are from my wife who has very few genetic health risks, and no autoimmune diseases that we are aware of. I'm like the clearinghouse of genetic health stuff in my family. We will repeat the test yearly.
We are glad. We can always use the extra time being open an positive about how I manage my glucose. When I interviewed them about diabetes in the winter they forgot that insulin treats high blood sugar and said that if your BG is high you might have to "rest it out". I guess that's how chill I am, I just rest it out (wink). Since then I've been more explicit about how I control my sugar levels. Exercising has been an obvious part of that lately.
As an added bonus, we had their eyes dialated and checked, at the optometrist. The younger two don't need any corrective lenses, yet. I've had a need for glasses since a young age. In fact, I managed to get bi-focals in 3rd grade. As a photography teacher, I can tell you, there are quite a few teens walking around with blurry vision.
Anyway, I'm having a great summer with these three and love the extra time I am able to spend with them during breaks from school. They are really fun, smart, and entertaining. Ellie is taking a trip to the Philippines to visit my parents in about 2 weeks, then starting high school in August. Simon is going to camp for 12 days with his cousins. We are trying to have as much fun together as we can before we end up all over the place.