Everyday life. · Tips & tricks · Travelling

Nutritional Facts: Restaurants

A few days ago I posted the nutritional sheets for many fast food restaurants so that they’re easy to get to, in one link. (I’ll be saving it to my home page on my phone!) Sometimes we actually have time to go out to a sit-down restaurant! And while we have a little more time… Continue reading Nutritional Facts: Restaurants

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Everyday life. · Tips & tricks · Travelling

Nutritional Facts: Fast Food

Picture this… it’s a crazy day – school, work, meetings, sports practices, music performances, a house to clean, meals to cook… If you’re anything like I am, the home-cooked meals are the first to go. On days like that, we will most likely run through a drive through and grab something on the way to… Continue reading Nutritional Facts: Fast Food

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.

family · summer · swimming · Travelling

Did you lose something?

Our first time out on the boat this season, I was prepared for anything. I brought so. much. stuff. Candy for lows, snacks, sandwiches, water, soda, two pump site changes, a few GrifGrips and Tegaderm to secure Luke’s pump site and Dexcom, extra insulin, a glucagon, several towels, changes of clothing, sunblock… and the list… Continue reading Did you lose something?

Everyday life. · T1D technology · Travelling

Going to grandma’s house.

Luke left for his annual summer trek to Grandma and Grandpa’s house on Wednesday for a little one-on-one time together. Just like any time Luke is away overnight, I’m grateful for the Dexcom. Luke’s at the age where I’m probably annoying him with my check-ins and texts, but I never know if he’s paying attention to… Continue reading Going to grandma’s house.

A new norm · summer · Travelling

Camp John Warvel, part 1.

Summer is a time for camp. Luke has been to church camps off and on since he was in Kindergarten, but they lasted no more than three days long. However, this is his first year at Camp John Warvel. Camp John Warvel is a week-long (as in SEVEN DAYS!) camp put on by the American… Continue reading Camp John Warvel, part 1.

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life. · Travelling

You can never be too careful.

We had a 2-hour delay last week due to fog. (YEAH! Even teachers love a 2-hour delay every now and then.) Normally, our 2-hour delay mornings are as crazy and rushed as our go-on-time mornings. But this morning? This morning we were both ready by 8:30 a.m. That’s a whole half hour earlier than our goal time!… Continue reading You can never be too careful.

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 · Travelling

It’s a small world.

We attended a wedding over the weekend. Our little family sat at a table with complete strangers, but we quickly found things to talk about. Things we had in common. The lady to Joel’s left was a retired teacher. We had LOTS to chat about, of course. When the first course was served, Joel, Luke… Continue reading It’s a small world.

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Packing when you have a T1.

We took a little road trip over the weekend for a family wedding a little over nine hours from here. When traveling with a child with Type 1, there is a whole lot more planning and packing to do than before diagnosis. Throughout the week, as I remembered diabetic things I needed to pack, I… Continue reading Packing when you have a T1.