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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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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Parenting In The Time of Smartphones

I was against smartphones for the kids. Truly I was. I thought no good would come of it. There is so much danger to be found in a device that basically holds all the world’s knowledge, countless cat videos (as well as many not so innocent or entertaining), and all the evils of social media […]

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That’s Not The Point

I try really hard to give my kids ample independence. We compromise frequently on when I think they should be checking blood sugars and when they think they should be checking blood sugars. I try very hard not to be too needy of a Dmom – in other words I resist the urge to constantly […]

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High With A Chance of Ketones

I went to bed at 10pm last night. All three kids safely within range with no active insulin. I didn’t set any alarms for night checks, no reason to worry. This morning I got up made coffee and packed lunches. Middles got up and took a shower, checked BS (117) and ate breakfast. All was […]

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She Did It Herself

There was a recent post on Diabetes Mine by Will. You can read it and all the great comments in response to it HERE (Link removed because I am suspicious the post was written only to generate page views and put money in Will’s pocket. Basically Will called our kids ‘spoiled brats’ because we do our […]

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Afraid of the Night

Ever been afraid to go to sleep? Perhaps its nightmares that would keep you up? Something like Freddie Cruger haunting you? Perhaps you hear the song – 1,2 Freddies coming for you. 3,4 Better lock your door, 5,6 grab a crucifix, 7,8 stay up late. 9,10 Never sleep again. Honestly as a teen the Nightmare […]

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Did You Dose?

So Sugarboy took a shower before school Friday. Then he came down to eat breakfast. He tested prior to the shower and was high and he corrected by dosing insulin via his pump. Which (and he would be totally ticked at me for sharing this – but alas doesn’t read my blog) was why he […]

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Thursday Shout Out

So yesterday @saraknic author of Moments of Wonderful  shared her Wordless Wednesday post via Twitter. (Wordless Wednesday’s is when bloggers “only” post picture(s) – no text – on their blogs). @HenshawKim – new to blogging (1Type1) –  inquired as to what “Wordless Wednesdays” was. Sara was kind enough to share the themed day idea with her. Kim then […]

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Sunday Seven

Dexcom G4 approved (for adults) – so happy for my DOC friends and all pwd/cwd that will be able to get the G4 – it is an amazing Dcare tool. Hoping FDA approves for under 17 so I can beg our insurance company to help us get them for our kids. Currently our insurance will […]

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