A new norm · Proud mom moments · School

First day of school.

Luke started junior high today. He isn’t normally nervous for the first day of school. Today? He was. Not only is he going to a new school, one where his mom isn’t right down the hall, but he is going to school for the first time with T1D. There were a lot of uncertainties for… Continue reading First day of school.

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116 miles apart.

I’m so thankful for a husband who is in this T1D thing with me. I’m also thankful for a mom/grandma who is willing to take time off work and keep Luke’s diabetes in check during the day. I had a 3-day conference in Chicago. This is a scary thing for a mom who is new… Continue reading 116 miles apart.

A new norm · Travelling

T1D on vacation.

It’s time! It’s time! We’re going on vacation! This vacation was probably the most needed vacation we’ve ever taken. We rented a cabin in Pigeon Forge. It has a pool right across the road that we can use anytime. We didn’t have any definite plans, aside from meeting up with my college friend, Kim. It… Continue reading T1D on vacation.

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Carb counting & insulin dosing.

Just a quick peek at my planner. It’s been overtaken by carb counts, sugar levels and insulin doses! And, yes, he went to youth group. It was another one of those “letting go” moments for me. Nevermind that I sat in my car in the parking lot, watching like a hawk. He didn’t know.

A new norm · Travelling


We had already planned to take a family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN this summer. We weren’t going to let T1D stop us, either! Getting ready for a trip, takes a whole lot more planning and packing when you have a kid with T1D. It’s recommended you take at least double the supplies you would normally… Continue reading Packing.

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First day as a pancreas.

June 16, 2015 Today was the first day we served as Luke’s pancreas on our own. I have to say it’s a nerve-wracking thing. There’s a meme in the T1D world that says something about spending the last few days cramming for a big exam, but if you fail your son could end up in… Continue reading First day as a pancreas.