Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ice Princess

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.

3 comments:

lildb said...

good for your strong, healthy girl. :)

Aunt Judy said...

So proud of all of you. Keep strong and Happy. Love, Aunt Judy

Aunt Judy said...

So proud of all of you. Keep strong and Happy. Love, Aunt Judy