This weekend I watched my daughter compete in her 2nd ice skating competition --first since her diagnosis. I couldn't believe how strong she looked. She has gained her muscles back and looks like she did a year ago, only taller and stronger. I kept staring at her in amazement - it was only 6 months ago that we were wondering why she was so thin, after looking strong and athletic her entire young life.
The first day was intense. Right before her first program I left the coaches area and went to the outside of the rink where I could see her waiting to take her turn. I kept wondering how she was feeling - not wondering if she was nervous, but if she felt low, and if she knew where I was in case she was low, and hoping I would be able to get to her in time and not have any drama to ruin this experience for her.
Much to my suprise she was crazy high all weekend - in the high 200 and 300's. No keytones, fortunatly. Thank goodness another D-mom called me and assured me that this was typical - that adrenaline from excitement and nervousness can raise your BG levels.
Nothing about this condition phases her. She skated the best I have ever seen her skate. What a kid. Focused, determined, strong.