swimming · Tips & tricks

Exercise & blood sugar.

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that Luke swims. He’s on the middle school swim team for the months of February & March. And in the “off season,” he participates in a swim club. He had a little over a month break between the summer and the fall seasons. Over Labor… Continue reading Exercise & blood sugar.

family · summer · swimming · Travelling

Did you lose something?

Our first time out on the boat this season, I was prepared for anything. I brought so. much. stuff. Candy for lows, snacks, sandwiches, water, soda, two pump site changes, a few GrifGrips and Tegaderm to secure Luke’s pump site and Dexcom, extra insulin, a glucagon, several towels, changes of clothing, sunblock… and the list… Continue reading Did you lose something?

Everyday life. · summer · swimming · T1D technology · Tips & tricks

Review: GrifGrips

We recently ordered, received, and used our very first GrifGrip to help secure Luke’s Dexcom on his arm. We were pretty excited when they arrived at the beginning of summer. Luke has swimming practice everyday, in addition to running around in the heat while playing. We both thought it’d be a good idea to have a… Continue reading Review: GrifGrips

Everyday life. · Proud mom moments · swimming

Just keep swimming.

Luke swam in his very first club swim meet last weekend. He was signed up to swim seven different events- 200 medley, 200 free, 100 free, 50 breast, 50 free, 50 fly, and 50 back. That’s a lot of events for his first time! The text below gives you a good idea at Luke’s feelings… Continue reading Just keep swimming.

A new norm · JDRF · swimming

Feeling normal again.

We had our first JDRF Northern Indiana meet-up over the weekend at Shepard Swim School. It was so nice for Joel and I to meet so many other Type 1 parents, all sharing similar, yet different stories of our kiddos. Some takeaways from me: Joel and I have always been grateful that Luke’s diagnosis didn’t come until he was… Continue reading Feeling normal again.

Everyday life.

Experimenting.

We have a love-hate relationship with pizza. Nearly every time Luke eats pizza, he has a major spike. Even if we bolus to the T. Even if he does insulin 15 minutes prior to eating. And it’s usually a late spike- sometimes 2-3 hours after he’s eaten it. Enter swim practice. Starting this week, Luke… Continue reading Experimenting.

A new norm · T1D technology · Travelling

Just keep swimming.

Luke loves swimming. In fact, he’s debating whether or not to go out for the middle school swim team next week. (I’m nudging him in the “DO IT!!!” direction.) Anytime we have a hotel stay, we have to make sure it has a pool. Preferably indoor, especially when it’s not summertime. A couple of weeks… Continue reading Just keep swimming.