A new norm · Awareness & advocacy · family · T1D 101 · The beginning · Tips & tricks

Three ways to help a family who was just diagnosed.

I have had several people contact me to tell me about a friend or relative that was just diagnosed. They almost always ask the best way they can help. I usually have three suggestions. Be available. When we were diagnosed, we had so many visitors come up to see us. We were forever asking the staff for more… Continue reading Three ways to help a family who was just diagnosed.

swimming · Tips & tricks

Exercise & blood sugar.

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that Luke swims. He’s on the middle school swim team for the months of February & March. And in the “off season,” he participates in a swim club. He had a little over a month break between the summer and the fall seasons. Over Labor… Continue reading Exercise & blood sugar.

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.

A new norm · Everyday life. · family · Tips & tricks

Poking Fun at Diabetes

During my giveaway, DeeDee Diabetic contacted me and offered a copy of her book as an additional prize. I was already grateful, but she also wanted to send one to Luke! How sweet is that?! Luke’s copy of Poking Fun at Diabetes arrived yesterday. Today we got to sit down and read it. Oh my word! We… Continue reading Poking Fun at Diabetes

Everyday life. · summer · swimming · T1D technology · Tips & tricks

Review: GrifGrips

We recently ordered, received, and used our very first GrifGrip to help secure Luke’s Dexcom on his arm. We were pretty excited when they arrived at the beginning of summer. Luke has swimming practice everyday, in addition to running around in the heat while playing. We both thought it’d be a good idea to have a… Continue reading Review: GrifGrips

Everyday life. · T1D technology · Tips & tricks

Carb counting on the go.

One of the trickiest times to figure carbs is when you eat out. We jumped in head first when we went on vacation to Pigeon Forge two weeks after diagnosis last year. Our most common method of figuring up carb counts is to use the My Fitness Pal app on our phone. This app not… Continue reading Carb counting on the go.

Giveaways · Tips & tricks


A week ago, I posted our last giveaway for our 1st diaversary celebration… a new 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner in your choice of layout and colorway! I totally wish I could win this! I love Erin Condren products! I’m still so excited that I get to give one of these amazing planners away! Sooooo…… Continue reading ERIN CONDREN PLANNER WINNER!

Giveaways · Tips & tricks


I was so excited to announce the winners to our first diaversary giveaway last night! I’m also just as excited to give one last thing away to celebrate making it through our first year of Type 1 Diabetes. When we first started on our journey, my everyday planner, the Life Planner from Erin Condren, became… Continue reading ENCORE GIVEAWAY: ERIN CONDREN PLANNER!

Everyday life. · Giveaways · Tips & tricks

One year later… and a GIVEAWAY!

It’s Luke’s diaversary! What’s a diaversary you ask? It’s the anniversary of his Type 1 diagnosis. It’s not something some people want to celebrate. And I’m definitely not celebrating diabetes itself, but the fact that we have made it through our first year of highs and lows… of carb counting… of learning… of advocating… of… Continue reading One year later… and a GIVEAWAY!