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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 · 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.

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.

Everyday life. · T1D technology

New year, new supplies.

A new year means a new set of supplies. I have to admit, even getting boxes full of diabetic supplies is fun. It’s kind of like Christmas. Is that weird? Meh, we’ve always embraced the weird around here. Throughout the month of January we received big boxes of pump supplies- insets, cartridges, & syringes- as… Continue reading New year, new supplies.

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.

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.