Where Did Everyone Go?

I started blogging in 2011, although I don’t think my earliest posts are still around. The first place I blogged was on ‘blogspot’, not sure that is even still around. I blogged regularly for a couple years, and then less regularly but still a few times in a month for a couple years, and then […]

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Not A Hero

Please don’t call me a hero. Yes I have 3 children with diabetes. That doesn’t make me a hero. It makes me a mom with extra duties. I recently joined two groups on Facebook. One for users of Dexcom G5, the other for users of Tandem insulin pumps. When I’ve commented on a couple different […]

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Not Found Dead With A Toilet Brush

Seriously I should have paid much closer attention in chemistry class. Ok, I should have paid some attention in chemistry class. Is it really common knowledge that ammonia and bleach create a toxic gas that can kill? Surely not every single other adult knows this except me, right? Damnit. So as a substitute teacher I […]

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Use Your Words To Protect Health Care

Did you know that liquid DayQuil is an excellent chaser for Robitussin? Day 4 of a cold that won’t quit. Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week. I worked all day teaching a classroom of kindergartners and explaining to them for the second day that I couldn’t high-five, shake hands, or give hugs because I didn’t […]

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Expect The Unexpected

That title is an over used quote and cliché. I’m sick so hopefully you’ll give me a little leeway because creativity is not on the table this morning. Seriously the mother of all colds hit me hard Saturday morning and hasn’t let up. Today is Day 1 of diabetes blog week. Diabetes blog week is […]

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Lost & Low at 4000ft

When you have 3 hours of waiting and nothing to do but pace the floor of the ski patrol office the worst case scenarios are what play through your head. We moved to Washington state in March of 2014. Prior to that we had not lived in an area that was big on downhill skiing. […]

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I May Owe Him My Daughter’s Life

As a parent of a child (ok multiple children) with diabetes there are times when I have missed small hour alarms and slept through the night after some major correction bolus at bedtime only to wake in a startled panic holding my breath until I see my child breathing the next morning. I haven’t ever […]

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A community United

For the love of all things –  stop trying to wage war on each other. Ok that may be a bit dramatic. It also doesn’t apply to most of my friends. But seriously no type of diabetes is easier or more difficult than another. No one asks for any type of diabetes and no one […]

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Dear Newly Diagnosed,

A friend just sent me a text telling me of her friend in the UK whose son was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He’s 11. If he is a wizard he’ll be heading off to Hogwarts in a month and no doubt Madam Pomfrey would fix him right up. Perhaps there is a potion […]

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Primum Non Nocere

When we embark into the realm of social media we leave ourselves vulnerable to the harbingers of doom as well as to other more sinister types of people. Harbingers are not to be confused with trolls – folks who intentionally set out to cause disruption and chaos. Harbingers are not charlatans – folks who claim […]

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