Awareness & advocacy · Signs & symptoms. · The beginning

This is why I blog.

The Facebook memories that are popping up from two years ago make me wish I better knew the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) back in 2015. I vaguely knew the symptoms for Type 1 Diabetes- mainly extreme thirst and frequent bathroom breaks for Luke. I think knowing the symptoms of T1D is what saved his life,… Continue reading This is why I blog.

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Showing awareness.

Today I’m wearing this. My fancy version of “love is greater than highs and lows” from KEEP Collective, a couple of Pura Vida bracelets, and another of my MudLOVE bands, a reminder to live life to the fullest.

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life.

Let’s talk insulin costs.

Sometimes I forget that all of the information I read in the Type 1 Facebook groups I’m in isn’t known by the general public. So, let’s talk insulin. Before we get into the cost specifics, let’s get a little background knowledge about insulin. First of all, what exactly is insulin? In a non-diabetic, insulin is… Continue reading Let’s talk insulin costs.

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What T1D IS.

Type 1 Diabetes makes you stronger. I vividly remember sitting down to write my Christmas cards in 2014 and thinking, “I’d do a Christmas letter, but nothing ever changes in our life!” I was sitting pretty comfortably with my husband of 12 years, our 10-year-old boy who hated getting in trouble and did everything he… Continue reading What T1D IS.

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What T1D is NOT.

Type 1 Diabetes is not a direct sentence to eating only meat and veggies. Luke can eat anything he wants, within reason, just like before his T1D diagnosis. If he wants five tacos for dinner, he eats five tacos for dinner. (He is a 12 1/2 year old growing boy, after all!) If he wants ice… Continue reading What T1D is NOT.

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It happened again.

This was taken from the Facebook page Saving Luke- Luke and Jedi- Fighting Type 1 Diabetes Together. They asked for everyone to share it. To get the word out. To stop these senseless deaths from undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. It happened again. Last week a local young college student got very sick. He started vomiting and… Continue reading It happened again.

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life.

Crazy to think about.

I found this photo floating around Facebook. I’m not sure where it originally came from, but it’s (pretty obviously) not mine. It sure does give us a good picture of what Luke, and all the other T1Ds go through every month. Yes, I said every month. Seeing the kid on the left, I’m so glad Luke… Continue reading Crazy to think about.

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Why I’m obsessed with talking about Type 1.

Because it’s flu season, and the symptoms of Type 1 can mimic the symptoms of the flu, I wanted to share just one of the reasons I am obsessed with talking about Type 1 Diabetes. When Luke was diagnosed last June, he had been thirsty for several weeks, as well as peeing a lot. It… Continue reading Why I’m obsessed with talking about Type 1.

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1.25 million people.

According to, in 2012, approximately 1.25 million American children and adults had type 1 diabetes just in the United States alone. I belong to a few Facebook groups for parents of T1Ders. On one of them, they put together the college above is of some of the adults and children with T1D. It’s crazy to… Continue reading 1.25 million people.