Awareness & advocacy · Giveaways

Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: SPIBelt.

There are times when it’s not convenient for Luke to carry his sling bag. Or sometimes he doesn’t have pockets to slide his pump in. The perfect solution for this is a SPIBelt. The original SPIBelt was created for runners to carry with them money, a phone, etc. Now, they have a diabetic-specific SPIBelt that is… Continue reading Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: SPIBelt.

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Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: ExpressionMed.

I LOVE this company! Meghan started ExpressionMed in 2015. She has done so much research on which is the best adhesive for various activity & created a 7-day waterproof solution. She has worked closely with moms of T1s and T1s themselves to build the best possible product to keep medical devices on as long as… Continue reading Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: ExpressionMed.

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Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: Poking Fun at Diabetes book.

If you have never met Dee Dee Diabetic– in real life or online- you have got to introduce yourself. Her incredible attitude towards life with Type 1 Diabetes is inspirational. And that attitude carries over in her book, Poking Fun at Diabetes. When you need a break from the real pokes of diabetes, pick this up… Continue reading Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: Poking Fun at Diabetes book.

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Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: Bags Made to Order #1.

About two years ago, shortly after Luke was diagnosed, I started a Pinterest board for all things diabetes. Sometime after that, I pinned this adorable “This bag contains my pancreas” bag. I finally ordered one for myself to keep all of Luke’s emergency supplies together in my purse! Sharon, from Bags Made to Order, has generously donated two… Continue reading Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: Bags Made to Order #1.

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Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: Gardenia GrifGrips.

GrifGrips are one of the amazing products that help prolong the life of your Dexcom sensor or pump site. When Luke used his Dexcom, he used these during swim season to keep his cgm stable and working. This hour’s giveaway comes from the referral points we’ve accumulated from this blog! To enter to win 5 gardenia GrifGrips… Continue reading Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: Gardenia GrifGrips.

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Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: I Heart Guts

You guys!! Have you seen I Heart Guts?? I Heart Guts is such a fun site that makes learning about your body a blast! When I heard about I Heart Guts, the first thing I did was check and see if they had a pancreas… and they DO!! I immediately bought Luke a plush pancreas… Continue reading Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: I Heart Guts

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Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: $5 Starbucks Gift Card

Our first giveaway is a $5.00 Starbucks electronic gift card. I don’t know about you, but I’ve become pretty dependent on caffeine since Luke’s diagnosis. Starbucks is always a pick-me-up! My absolute favorite is a salted caramel mocha, but it’s seasonal! When it’s not fall, I order a mocha with caramel syrup or a Cool… Continue reading Luke’s 2nd Diaversary Giveaway: $5 Starbucks Gift Card

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It’s Luke’s 2nd Diaversary!

Today is Luke’s 2nd Diaversary! What does that mean? Two years ago today, Luke was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  The word diaversary is a mash up of the words diabetes and anniversary. Diaversary! Why in the world do you celebrate getting Type 1 Diabetes? We aren’t celebrating the fact that he’s got diabetes, but we are… Continue reading It’s Luke’s 2nd Diaversary!

Awareness & advocacy · Signs & symptoms. · The beginning

This is why I blog.

The Facebook memories that are popping up from two years ago make me wish I better knew the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) back in 2015. I vaguely knew the symptoms for Type 1 Diabetes- mainly extreme thirst and frequent bathroom breaks for Luke. I think knowing the symptoms of T1D is what saved his life,… Continue reading This is why I blog.

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The cost of Type 1 Diabetes.

I recently read on Facebook of a Go Fund Me campaign by a guy who needed to raise money for a month’s worth of insulin. (It has since been deleted from Go Fund Me.) Then, a little farther down in the comments, it was noted that it was too late and he had died because… Continue reading The cost of Type 1 Diabetes.