Awareness & advocacy · Insulin Pump 101 · T1D 101

The cost of Type 1 Diabetes.

I recently read on Facebook of a Go Fund Me campaign by a guy who needed to raise money for a month’s worth of insulin. (It has since been deleted from Go Fund Me.) Then, a little farther down in the comments, it was noted that it was too late and he had died because… Continue reading The cost of Type 1 Diabetes.

Proud mom moments · School · T1D 101

We survived our first sick day.

At our last appointment with our diabetic educator, we went through the ins and outs of a sick day. Sick days look completely different when you are a Type 1. There are many precautions we have to take and things we have to keep a close eye on. Sugars can go crazy high or crazy… Continue reading We survived our first sick day.

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 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.

Awareness & advocacy

1.25 million people.

According to, in 2012, approximately 1.25 million American children and adults had type 1 diabetes just in the United States alone. I belong to a few Facebook groups for parents of T1Ders. On one of them, they put together the college above is of some of the adults and children with T1D. It’s crazy to… Continue reading 1.25 million people.

Awareness & advocacy

Happy national diabetes awareness day!

The entire month of November is dedicated to diabetes awareness. Each day I will share Blue Facts from Project Blue November on my Facebook page. World Diabetes Day is November 14th. To show your support, wear blue! We also got some cool loot from Beyond Type 1 in the mail- include these sweet hats! How do you… Continue reading Happy national diabetes awareness day!

A new norm · Proud mom moments

Down 9.7 points.

When you are diabetic, you learn to speak a whole new language. I remember when we were first diagnosed, a friend & fellow T1D mom asked me what his A1c was. His A1-what? I learned later that an A1c is a number given to you, using an average of the last 2-3 months of blood sugar… Continue reading Down 9.7 points.

A new norm · Proud mom moments · T1D technology

We’re pumped.

We have been looking forward to November. November is the magic month where we get to switch over to an insulin pump. At our last diabetic education appointment, we sat down and looked at our different pump options. Luke really likes the t:slim. He loves the touch screen and the fact that it looks like an… Continue reading We’re pumped.

A new norm

But can he eat that?

We went to Rocket Science Ice Cream today. I was hoping they had carb counts, but nope. It’s alright. I’m getting pretty good at the guessing game. I think I gave the girl working behind the counter a minor heart attack when I told her I was asking for the carb count because Luke was… Continue reading But can he eat that?

Awareness & advocacy · JDRF

JDRF One Walk 2015.

JDRF is an amazing organization that fundraises year-round. The ultimate goal of JDRF is to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The money raises each year is used towards research for improving the lives of T1Ds, as well as searching for that cure. There are some amazing developments going on right now! Each year… Continue reading JDRF One Walk 2015.

A new norm · T1D technology

Meet Dex.

Meet Luke’s continuous glucose monitor, Dex. This baby is a godsend. There is a sensor that inserts into the back of his arm. This little sensor continuously sends updates of his glucose level to my phone. 24/7. If he gets too low for too long, it will alert us. If he goes too high for… Continue reading Meet Dex.