Awareness & advocacy · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D 101

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.

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Product Review: Expressionmed and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi my blog friends! We have been so crazy busy lately, there seems to be no time for blogging anymore. However, I wanted to make time to share with you a new business! Expressionmed is a brand new company founded by a college student named Meghan Sharkus. She has created a 7-day waterproof solution for Dexcoms… Continue reading Product Review: Expressionmed and a GIVEAWAY!

Everyday life. · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D 101 · Vocabulary.

Insulin pump vs. MDI.

“I know what an insulin pump is, but what is this MDI business?” This is one of the very first questions I asked my online Type 1 family. I learned that the pump and MDI are the two ways a diabetic can receive insulin. MDI = Multiple Daily Injections Some Type 1 Diabetics choose to do multiple… Continue reading Insulin pump vs. MDI.

Everyday life. · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D technology

Monday, schmonday.

Yesterday was Leap Day. I saw a meme on Facebook that said something like, “If we have to have an extra day, does it have to be a Monday?” I wholeheartedly agree. Luke actually got up pretty good yesterday morning. (Some days getting up is not his forte.) He got dressed. I think he brushed… Continue reading Monday, schmonday.

A new norm · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D technology · t:slim

Kind of waterproof, thank goodness.

Luke is a preteen in every sense of the word. This is the first year he is at a school without his mom in the same building. For six years, kindergarten through fifth grade, I knew nearly every special event or activity he was going to need money for. I knew when he needed to bring… Continue reading Kind of waterproof, thank goodness.

A new norm · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D technology

And a cartridge in a pear tree.

When Luke made the switch from being MDI (multiple daily injections) to using the insulin pump, he cut his insulin pokes down from 5-6 shots a day to 1 site change every three days. It’s been a.maz.ing. Last night was a site change night. Before gathering his supplies, Luke asks me, “Are you going to record… Continue reading And a cartridge in a pear tree.