Awareness & advocacy · Proud mom moments

Another great checkup!

Luke continues to take great care of himself! At his quarterly checkup earlier this week, the biggest advice from the endo was for him to… EAT MORE! (Obviously, she’s not paying the grocery bill.) Other than that, he is still doing amazingly well. It’s been a year and a half since his diagnosis and they tell us… Continue reading Another great checkup!

A new norm · Proud mom moments · School · T1D 101

Being sick.

Luke came home early on Wednesday, skipping swim practice, because he didn’t feel well. He couldn’t really explain it… he was dizzy. He was nauseous. He had a fever. He felt like he was living inside of a bubble. He stayed home from youth group that night and school the next day. This was the… Continue reading Being sick.

Awareness & advocacy · Proud mom moments · Tips & tricks

Vision check.

At Luke’s last endo appointment, the doctor recommended that Luke start getting regular eye exams. I think she may have told me the same thing two times ago, but I completely forgot. So, he had his first eye exam today. We met the eye doctor for the first time today, as well…  he seems like a man… Continue reading Vision check.

Proud mom moments · Tips & tricks

Unsolved mysteries.

So far, we’re pretty okay with endo days. We get a day off of school. We go out for lunch. And, we always get to baffle the endo. As most of you know, Luke was diagnosed over a year ago- in June 2015. His A1c was high, of course. I can’t remember exactly what it… Continue reading Unsolved mysteries.

Everyday life. · Proud mom moments · swimming

Just keep swimming.

Luke swam in his very first club swim meet last weekend. He was signed up to swim seven different events- 200 medley, 200 free, 100 free, 50 breast, 50 free, 50 fly, and 50 back. That’s a lot of events for his first time! The text below gives you a good idea at Luke’s feelings… Continue reading Just keep swimming.

Everyday life. · Proud mom moments · School

Our cellist.

Luke has played cello in the orchestra for a year now. It’s amazing the difference between the 5th grade orchestra and the 6th grade orchestra. I remember sitting in the audience a year ago, listening to the sixth graders and thinking, “Seriously? That will be Luke in a year?” And one year later, it is… Continue reading Our cellist.

Awareness & advocacy · Proud mom moments · T1D 101 · Vocabulary.

4.6%, say whaaaaat?

Luke had his quarterly endocrinologist appointment a week ago. I felt like we were starting to come out of honeymoon because we were seeing a lot more sugar levels on the higher end of his range. I didn’t feel like we were seeing many on the lower end, let alone below his range. Because of… Continue reading 4.6%, say whaaaaat?

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life. · Proud mom moments · T1D technology

Braver than I am.

Luke’s Dexcom sensor fell out of his arm during swimming on Thursday. Falling out during swimming is not uncommon. That pool water isn’t the greatest for Dexcom adhesive. The fact that it happened on a Thursday afternoon was the problem. Joel works on Thursday nights. And Joel is the one who does the Dexcom changes.… Continue reading Braver than I am.

Everyday life. · Proud mom moments · T1D technology

A little more independence.

As of February 1st, Luke is 12. A sixth grader. Shoot, in just over eight weeks, he’ll be a *gulp* seventh grader. With the honor of being a junior higher, comes the honor of gaining independence & responsibility. We’ve really been working hard on this responsibility thing. We cut him a little slack after he was diagnosed… Continue reading A little more independence.

A new norm · Everyday life. · Proud mom moments

Warning: shameless mom-brag inside.

Luke had his quarterly endocrinologist appointment yesterday. At his last appointment, his A1c was 5.0%. A typical goal for a T1D’s A1c is 7.0%. We were certain his A1c would be up a little bit- maybe to a 6.0% or so- because we feel like we’ve had less control than before. We thought maybe we had… Continue reading Warning: shameless mom-brag inside.