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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Batteries Not Included

Middle kid is on a field trip today. He’s s an 8th grader. He knows everything and can handle everything. I’m not even sure why he still lives here. Sigh. Anyway – I totally get why he strongly requested that I not volunteer to be a chaperone on his field trip. Most teenage boys don’t […]

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It’s The Difference Between a Flip Phone and a Smartphone

Hey there. I’m still here in the bathtub. Sorry – elementary school teacher in me sneaking out referencing a children’s book of poems. I can’t remember the last time I wrote, and I’m too lazy to click back on archived posts – Im guessing the last post would be archived since it’s defiantly been a […]

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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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The Butterfly Effect

A man allegedly committed felony assault and my daughter ended up in the ER in DKA (diabetes ketoacidosis). While this story will in no way be as sexy as the Ashton Kutcher movie The Butterfly Effect you may still want to grab some popcorn and a soft drink because it will likely be long and […]

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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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Explosives Detected

Recently we were fortunate enough to host one of my daughters BFFs from CA. Her sweet friend stayed with us for a week and it was wonderful watching my dear daughter laugh with her friend. Sadly the visit had to come to an end. Although this friend is past the age of ‘unaccompanied minor’ according […]

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I Saw Red

Middles has been pumping via Animas Ping since Jan 5th. We’ve been mostly faithful Animas users for over seven years. Sugarboy started pumping with Animas in Aug of 2007. He upgraded to Animas Ping just as soon as it was available. Sweetstuff started pumping Animas Ping in Aug 2009 just 3 months after diagnosis. She […]

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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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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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