We will be leaving on Sunday to go on a mission trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. While we are there we will be spending a day at a water park.
Riley loves water parks. He loves the slides and the lazy rivers and the wave pools. He'll spend the better part of the day in the water.
Our other trips to water parks were before the ugly monster named diabetes entered out lives. That stupid monster has a way of complicating things.
So, I have some questions for my invisible internet friends out there. Have any of you been to water parks and how did you handle your diabetes while you were there?
I was corresponding with another mom of a child with diabetes today (Hi Becky!) and she was saying that when they went to a water park they left his bag at the first aide station with his meter and juice in it.
What to do with the pump is not a big deal. He swims and bathes with his pump on. So, we'll just keep it on like usual.
But, I have been stressing over his sites. I'm worried that with his pump site staying wet the whole day the site will come out. I really, really do not want to do a site change in the middle of the water park. We use IV prep before putting his sites on. He's only had one site come out due to swimming and he swims pretty much every week. But, he's never in the water more than a few hours at a time.
Now, I'm stressing about what to do with his meter and his fruit snacks for lows. I don't want to leave them somewhere on the other side of the park and have him go low and me not have anything with me.
I know I could buy a very cool fanny pack;-) Then, I'd have everything with me, but what do I do with it when we get on the slides or get in the pool? Should I just leave it in the little receptacles they have there and hope it doesn't get stolen?
So, how do I keep the stupid monster from ruining our time at the water park? Any tips you have would be greatly appreciated.