Everyday life. · T1D technology · Tips & tricks

You forgot your arm. (And here’s a cool app, too.)

If you have seen Luke anywhere in public, you probably noticed that he carries a sling bag with him at all times. In this bag is everything he needs to take care of his blood sugar. His meter that checks to see what his blood glucose level is, candy to eat when his sugar is… Continue reading You forgot your arm. (And here’s a cool app, too.)

Awareness & advocacy · T1D 101 · T1D technology

Always have a plan.

It wasn’t that long ago I said to Joel, “We should have backup insulin just in case Luke’s pump ever stops working.” When I said that, I didn’t expect us to need that backup plan so soon! Yesterday, just before dinner, Luke pulled out his pump to bolus for the sandwich Joel made him. I… Continue reading Always have a plan.

Awareness & advocacy · T1D 101

The glucagon.

This is a glucagon emergency kit. A glucagon kit is an emergency kit for diabetics’ extreme lows. A low so extreme he/she is unconscious. We have never had to use one of these. I hope and pray we will never have to use one in the future. Inside the kit is a mixture of concentrated… Continue reading The glucagon.