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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I Get It Wrong Often

Last night my Middles, (13 year old teen boy) was over 400 before going to bed. He was 238 before dinner and bolused (used his insulin pump to deliver insulin into his body) for dinner with extra insulin to correct the high. That was 4 hours before he was going to bed. He was surprised […]

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Whack A Mole

When my kids were younger I would take them to Chuck E Cheese often. We lived in Texas and the summers were hot so the days we didn’t hang by the pool we would hang out with the mouse. Yes it was a petri dish of germs. No I didn’t take hand sanitizer, might not […]

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Purple Because Aliens Don’t Wear Hats

If you accidentally bolus 25 units of insulin when only 3.5 units were needed and each unit of insulin will reduce blood sugar by 50 points while every 10 grams of carbs would normally require 1 unit of insulin and your blood sugar was 300, keeping in mind fast acting insulin takes approximately 20 minutes […]

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Size Matters

Last night around midnight I woke to check Sugarboy’s blood sugar. He uses the Animas Ping pump with Ping meter. The Ping meter uses the One Touch Ultra test strips. We have been using the Ping and One Touch Ultra meters for over 7 years. We love the Ping and feel pretty good about the […]

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My Words Are In My Art

Today is Diabetes Art Day. A day to create something, share something, let go of something. This is my submission. It wasn’t planned. It is what came to me as I worked. It is my first ever attempt at painting a face.

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Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

So last night. Wait I should start earlier. (quick warning – when I got to 1356 words I realized how long a post this would be. It is more than 1600 words. If you would like to skip the story and go straight to the moral feel free to scroll down – it’s an important […]

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Sad, Happy, Screwed

So Middles received his first Humalog insulin pen yesterday. I must say I love Novalog but the Huma pen is Awesome looking. He was beyond excited. Even Sweetstuff said she’d consider MDI again based on the Huma pen. That is the part that makes me sad and happy at the same time. It’s sad that […]

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Snorks and Demons Be Damned

It’s been awhile. I’ve not posted. That could mean a lot of things. It could mean that nothing has gone wrong. It could mean no one has required me to put on big girl panties. It could mean that life is too busy being awesome for me to take the time to share. It is […]

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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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