The Boy is diabetic. The doctors insist, but have no tests to prove, that it’s type I. We think he’s type II, because he’s had the symptoms all his life. (Nobody ever connected the symptoms to Diabetes until he nearly went into a coma but he had them as an infant, even.)
In the weeks prior to setting out the Wii Fit board, he was having trouble controlling his blood sugar. It was consistently hitting the 200s (when normal is in the 70-150 range).
A few days of doing the Wii Fit and it dropped down below 70. He’s had to lower his insulin. The only problem I see is that it won’t last. The games are fun–and he’s highly competitive–but he’ll lose interest once he’s mastered them.
We have a pool coming, too–the Boy loves to swim–and with luck he’ll stay engaged with a physical activity and be able to get off the insulin altogether.