Everyday life. · T1D technology

What I’ve learned from giving up the cgm.

It’s been almost a month since we gave Dex the boot. In true teacher-reflection form, here are a few takeaways I have from being cgm-free. *Having a cgm was ruling my life. Knowing what Luke’s sugar is doing 24/7/365 is a blessing and a curse all wrapped into one. Sure, it’s nice to see he’s steady and… Continue reading What I’ve learned from giving up the cgm.


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.

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.

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life. · T1D 101

Big ol’ needle.

Luke came to us a few nights ago for more adhesive to hold his Dex sensor onto his arm. We usually get a minimum of two weeks out of the sensor. Some people can get two MONTHS. Someday, hopefully. Anyway, Joel went to take the old adhesive off & his sensor just. fell. off. Tears… Continue reading Big ol’ needle.

A new norm · Awareness & advocacy · Proud mom moments · T1D technology

A dex graph & middle of the night lows.

I will often post screen shots of the Follow app for Luke’s Dexcom. I thought maybe I would kind of explain what it means. Earlier I introduced you to Dex. Dex is Luke’s continuous glucose monitor (cgm). And he is pretty much my T1D BFF because he alerts me to Luke’s highs and lows, even… Continue reading A dex graph & middle of the night lows.