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.

Everyday life. · T1D technology · t:slim

Purse shopping with new eyes.

I was recently in the market for a new purse. This new purse had a few qualifications. It had to hold the normal stuff like my wallet, sunglasses, keys, coupon pouch, etc. It also had to hold my Erin Condren planner. (Shameless plug… $10 off if you use my link and buy one for yourself!)… Continue reading Purse shopping with new eyes.

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.

Everyday life. · T1D technology

New year, new supplies.

A new year means a new set of supplies. I have to admit, even getting boxes full of diabetic supplies is fun. It’s kind of like Christmas. Is that weird? Meh, we’ve always embraced the weird around here. Throughout the month of January we received big boxes of pump supplies- insets, cartridges, & syringes- as… Continue reading New year, new supplies.

Awareness & advocacy · T1D technology

Dex change night.

Luke’s Dexcom sensor fell off during swim practice tonight. (Thank goodness, he felt it and it didn’t sink to the bottom of the pool!) When a new sensor goes in, it takes two hours to “prep” itself. So as soon as we walked in the door, Luke put a new sensor in… and he actually… Continue reading Dex change night.

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 · T1D technology · Travelling

Just keep swimming.

Luke loves swimming. In fact, he’s debating whether or not to go out for the middle school swim team next week. (I’m nudging him in the “DO IT!!!” direction.) Anytime we have a hotel stay, we have to make sure it has a pool. Preferably indoor, especially when it’s not summertime. A couple of weeks… Continue reading Just keep swimming.

Everyday life. · Holidays · T1D technology

Happy 2016.

Happy New Year! I have to admit, I’m ready to say good by to 2015. It has been quiet a year, not only for our little family but my parents & my sister’s family as well. Between the three families, we have had an ICU stay, a Critical Care stay, three visits to the ER,… Continue reading Happy 2016.

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

Party like it’s Christmas 2015.

Today we conquered our first day of school Christmas parties since being diagnosed. I’d give ourselves an A. Scratch that, I’d give Luke an A. I had absolutely nothing to do with it. I texted Luke when school first started and told him to text me if he needed help calculating any carbs at his… Continue reading Party like it’s Christmas 2015.