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ExpressionMed Giveaway… WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

Tonight we drew the winner of the ExpressionMed Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a month’s worth of site savers in either the cgm size or the infusion set size. My handsome assistant drew the name for us. Drumroll please…  Congratulations, Kari S.! I will email you to get your address so Meghan can mail your CGM ExpressionMed… Continue reading ExpressionMed Giveaway… WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

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.

Everyday life. · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D 101 · Vocabulary.

Insulin pump vs. MDI.

“I know what an insulin pump is, but what is this MDI business?” This is one of the very first questions I asked my online Type 1 family. I learned that the pump and MDI are the two ways a diabetic can receive insulin. MDI = Multiple Daily Injections Some Type 1 Diabetics choose to do multiple… Continue reading Insulin pump vs. MDI.

Everyday life. · T1D technology · t:slim

Purse shopping with new eyes.

I was recently in the market for a new purse. This new purse had a few qualifications. It had to hold the normal stuff like my wallet, sunglasses, keys, coupon pouch, etc. It also had to hold my Erin Condren planner. (Shameless plug… $10 off if you use my link and buy one for yourself!)… Continue reading Purse shopping with new eyes.

Everyday life. · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D technology

Monday, schmonday.

Yesterday was Leap Day. I saw a meme on Facebook that said something like, “If we have to have an extra day, does it have to be a Monday?” I wholeheartedly agree. Luke actually got up pretty good yesterday morning. (Some days getting up is not his forte.) He got dressed. I think he brushed… Continue reading Monday, schmonday.

A new norm · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D technology

And a cartridge in a pear tree.

When Luke made the switch from being MDI (multiple daily injections) to using the insulin pump, he cut his insulin pokes down from 5-6 shots a day to 1 site change every three days. It’s been a.maz.ing. Last night was a site change night. Before gathering his supplies, Luke asks me, “Are you going to record… Continue reading And a cartridge in a pear tree.