What was going on when you had the lows? Were they exercise related?
You're gotten a lot of good advice in these responses. Talk with your endocrinologist.
Check into diabetic camps in your area (or a little further). Some of them have weekend sessions at random times not during the summer. Going to a diabetic camp might be one way of helping your parents let go a little and you gaining some education and new friends! Really, I'm not trying to be overly chipper about it. Let me explain. My dancer son dx last April 2009 as I told you in friend request. Then on July 9 two things happened. 1) My son had been on Juvenation, learned about diabetic camps, starting asking questions on juvenation about what diabetic camps were, and asked to go to one. Then that night I was at his pediatrician's house for book club. He doesn't treat my son's diabetes, but he is the one who diagnosed it. He asked if unsolicited advice was okay, and I said sure. Through the grapevine (we live in a really small town), he'd learned that my son wanted to go back to dance camp next summer (2010) and knew that I would be nervous about it since the diagnosis had taken place since the last time he'd been to dance camp. He said he'd heard great things about diabetic camp and thought it would be really great if my son could get into one prior to going away summer 2010. He thought it would help my son learn independence (like what teen that he needs to learn independence!) and that it would help me chill. So that next day, I told my son to get online and find a diabetic camp that accepted his age group (a tricky,sticky part) and that had a registration date that had not passed. The closest one is could find was over 7 hours away with a registration deadline in 2 days. I spent the day making sure he could get in, since some, but not all of the paperwork, was already due. I succeeded. A month later, we drove him to Ohio and left him for a week. (Drove there and back, then the next weekend there and back---30 hours) He LOVED it so much he wants to go back for a week this summer (after dance camp) to be a junior counselor (we are kicking ourselves). Sure there are closer camps, but he is wedded to this one. But I LOVED it, too. For a solid week, I had a total break from the worrying. He was in better hands at diabetic camp than at home. (Three older counselors in his cabin who all were T1 plus the doctor for his cabin was also T1). I wasn't expecting how it would affect me. But having that break did me well in letting go and handing it over to my son. I am in much better shape about letting him go away for six weeks (ouch, that's still hard to type) to dance camp this summer.
But you want to talk about dance camp, not diabetic camp. Does your endo have you do 3 a.m. checks if you exercise at night? All of my son's dance classes are at night, so four nights a week, my husband gets up at 3 a.m. to do a blood sugar check. We just began discussions today about how that will work this summer. My son is horrible about getting himself up or being coherent at 3 a.m. He always has been. He doesn't think he'll hear an alarm or a phone. We know there is always a Contact Improv Jam on Saturday nights at this camp (and Contact Improv is one of his favorite things) and we're willing to call him every Saturday night at 3, but we're still working on a plan.
His dance camp does have air conditioned dorms that they make the younger kids (12-16s at 4 week school) stay in and some six weekers (16 and older) stay in. So I know by filling out the forms properly I'll be able to get him into an a/c dorm. (Camp in in NC in summer---A/C important).
He is MDI. By summer, I don't know whether he will still be MDI or on a pump. Hopefully that will be discussed at next endo appt end of January. Have to get all the plans in place.
Mostly importantly for you, when is application for the camp you want to go to? I know that my son's camp is already accepting applications and time is of the essence for getting a low number (which gets you into the classes you most want to take). You gotta get your parents on board soon probably. I'm trying to get my son on it. I think he thinks I was going to do it for him because I did two years ago, but we straightened that out today. As soon as he gets past two performances this weekend (with spacing rehearsals that start tomorrow afternoon), he's got to get on it (amongst final semester exams at school next week).
Have you been to a dance camp before? I shared with you where my son goes. A friend of ours went to Bates last summer. If you have a question that you want to take offline, feel free. I'll post my email in a separate message after this, but then delete it after you see it so that it doesn't stay in the archives.
You didn't say, but what were your lows like? What symptoms did you demonstrate? Did you pass out?
I guess that's all for now. Good luck. Let us know how it's going.