Everyday life. · summer · Tips & tricks

It’s summertime!

I remember almost two years ago when Luke was first diagnosed. I was so nervous to let him do anything. I was the epitome of a helicopter mom. But I let him be a kid. The first few times he went to youth group, there I was in the parking lot, phone in hand for when he calls to tell me he needs me to come and rescue him from low blood sugar. (That never happened, by the way.)

Everyday life. · Travelling

Six Flags and diabetes.

Luke went to Six Flags last weekend. He’s only been to a major amusement park once before, on a family vacation years ago and long before he was diagnosed with Type 1. This time it was a field trip with the orchestra. And this mama wasn’t going along. Yes, Joel was a chaperone, which I… Continue reading Six Flags and diabetes.

Everyday life. · reviews · Tips & tricks

Review: Genteel Lancing Device, plus get $15.00 off

We are so excited to do a review of the Genteel Lancing Device! We have heard over and over about how wonderful this device is for sore & worn-out fingers. We wondered if it was really worth the price… so Luke tested it to find out! Is the Genteel really painless? The Genteel is most… Continue reading Review: Genteel Lancing Device, plus get $15.00 off

Everyday life.

The perfect storm.

We have a rule at our house. If Luke is home alone, he cannot scooter. Recently, I’ve been rethinking this. He’s 13 now. Very responsible. It should be okay, right? Well, today I’m grateful that we haven’t changed the rule yet. Today is the day that proved that our rule is still a rule… and… Continue reading The perfect storm.

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life. · Holidays

Happy 2017!

It’s been a little quiet over here at the blog. It’s been so for a few reasons… life has gotten busy. Luke has decided he wants to now approve what I put on the blog (and I don’t blame him). And I really haven’t had much to say. T1 has officially become a norm here,… Continue reading Happy 2017!

Everyday life.

Just breathe.

Luke has never been one to sleep in. Shoot, he’s never been one to sleep. As a newborn, he was awake more than he was asleep. When all of the other babies and toddlers were taking two naps a day- one in the morning and one in the afternoon- I was lucky to get a… Continue reading Just breathe.

Everyday life. · T1D technology

What I’ve learned from giving up the cgm.

It’s been almost a month since we gave Dex the boot. In true teacher-reflection form, here are a few takeaways I have from being cgm-free. *Having a cgm was ruling my life. Knowing what Luke’s sugar is doing 24/7/365 is a blessing and a curse all wrapped into one. Sure, it’s nice to see he’s steady and… Continue reading What I’ve learned from giving up the cgm.

Everyday life. · T1D technology

We gave Dex the boot.

About two weeks ago, we bid him adieu. Ol’ Dex, Luke’s continuous glucose monitor, has been awarded a vacation for an undetermined amount of time from Luke’s arm. Why? Luke was tired of dealing with the alarms for false lows, especially in the middle of the night. (Me, too!) He was tired of worrying about it falling… Continue reading We gave Dex the boot.

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life.

Let’s talk insulin costs.

Sometimes I forget that all of the information I read in the Type 1 Facebook groups I’m in isn’t known by the general public. So, let’s talk insulin. Before we get into the cost specifics, let’s get a little background knowledge about insulin. First of all, what exactly is insulin? In a non-diabetic, insulin is… Continue reading Let’s talk insulin costs.

Everyday life.

The anatomy of a refrigerator.

In a normal refrigerator, you have the produce drawers full of fruits & veggies that rarely get eaten, the deli drawer full of meats & cheeses, the tall shelves that hold milk & 2-liters, the squatty short shelves for all the pickle jars you buy bc you can’t remember if you have any pickles, and… Continue reading The anatomy of a refrigerator.