Keeping T1D Supplies Safe From Little Siblings
My youngest little girl, Lily, is experiencing the “terrible twos” to the fullest! She’s not a little girl that throws tantrums all the time — she’s actually pretty mellow and sweet. What’s driving me crazy is that she’s getting into everything! Every time I turn around, she’s dumped the cat food on the floor, pulled … Read More »
What to Look for in a New Doctor
About a month ago, we got a letter in the mail from our wonderful endocrinologist letting us know that she had decided to retire so that she could stay home with her children. While I admire her so much for her decision, we are also really sad to lose her as a doctor! So, we’re … Read More »
How I Wound Up With 80 Rolls of Infusion Site Tape
If you’re anything like me, you probably feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of supplies required to take care of a child with type 1 diabetes. Do you spend a lot of time ordering them, tracking them, and paying for them? Join the club! Diabetes management takes a daily effort on the part of the … Read More »
The Night From You-Know-Where
It started out so great… To begin with, I have the world’s easiest baby. Don’t hate me, but my 2-month-old sleeps through the night. As in, I put Lucy down at 10 p.m., and she wakes up at 7 in the morning. Believe me, I know how rare this is. (But trust me when I … Read More »
Revisiting the Concept of “Fake It ‘Till You Make It”
by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
Giving my first insulin shot. That was the moment that I first employed the concept of “fake it till you make it.” I had a perfectly stoic face, holding firm to give confidence to James. Inside I was a complete mess. So now that James is getting older, am I still “faking it”? Sometimes. Here’s why.
Babysitting a Sibling With Type 1 Diabetes
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
My son Daniel has learned to take on so many responsibilities as an oldest brother to four younger siblings, including one with type 1 diabetes. We’ve gradually increased his babysitting time from a few minutes to a few hours; here’s what it’s been like for him to take on this role.
Kaitlyn’s Dad — My Hero!
Usually when Kaitlyn has a field trip, I drop everything for the day, get a babysitter for my youngest daughter Lily, and attend the field trip as a chaperone. Once in a while, it doesn’t work out for me to get a babysitter, so I check Kaitlyn out of school and she rides to the … Read More »
Diabetes Vocabulary Quiz
I came across a great page on American Diabetes Association website the other day. It gives definitions of commonly used terms associated with diabetes. I decided to quiz our 7-year-old Kaitlyn on several of the terms that she hears us say on a regular basis and see if she could come up with the answers. … Read More »