Finding a Field Trip Fill-In
Field trips can be really tricky for kids with type 1 diabetes. By law, public schools are required to provide personnel to accompany our kids on field trips so that they can participate in the same way that all the other kids can. In reality, it can be difficult for some schools to provide this. … Read More »
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! I love this day — not only because I have five beautiful kids and a great husband to spoil me, but because I can take time to reflect on the wonderful blessing of being a mom and also acknowledge and appreciate my own mother and the other mom … Read More »
Our New Method of Organizing Supplies
It’s a full time job keeping all the diabetes supplies stocked and up-to-date at my house. I’m getting so overwhelmed with all of the stuff! I have an entire cupboard in my kitchen dedicated to holding all of our medicines and supplies, and it never seems big enough. Oh wait, there’s also a shelf in … Read More »
Working With a Substitute School Nurse
A couple of years ago, as Kaitlyn first started public school, I just about had a nervous breakdown every time there was a substitute teacher. I would walk Kaitlyn to her classroom expecting her teacher to come and let the kids into the room. The bell would ring, and instead of her regular teacher popping … Read More »
I have about a gazillion diabetes numbers going through my head every day. Don’t you feel like that’s what diabetes is all about — numbers, numbers, numbers? Sometimes I feel like I’m the Count from Sesame Street®. Always counting, calculating, estimating — my brain is just a big jumble of numbers most of the time. … Read More »
Is it OK to Treat Each of My Kids Differently?
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
I look back on how much I helped in class for my oldest son, Daniel, and even my second child, Anna, and I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t kept up that level of involvement with the rest of my kids. But this year, I finally came to the conclusion that it’s just not practical—or necessary. Here’s why.
Mama Bear Instincts
I’ve said once before that being a parent of a child with type 1 can make you a bit of a worry wart — always anticipating which of your children, friends or family members will be next to be diagnosed with diabetes! I feel like it could be at any moment; and I find myself … Read More »
Grandpa Has a Pump Too
Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go… Do you remember that old song? My kids have sung that song in all of their kindergarten programs, and we often sing it as we’re heading over to my parents’ house or to my in-laws for a Sunday afternoon dinner. There’s something really … Read More »