What I Learned by Trying James’ CGM Device on Myself
Recently I blogged about personally trying out James’ CGM system in order to better learn its quirks. What an instructive experience! It gave me a window into diabetes that I really hadn’t had before. There were a couple of really awesome lessons.
Talking to School Personnel
As a child I remember being mortified by my mother. She always got what she wanted, and as her daughter, I remember how embarrassing it would be when she would (loudly) assert her opinion at school. Of course, I was the beneficiary of her strong will on more occasions than I can count. Understanding my … Read More »
Type 1 Gifts: Given and Received
I was thinking during this season of giving about what I could do to help other parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Recalling the greatest gifts we received after James was diagnosed helped me to focus on what kinds of actions I could take to make life better for others. Here’s just a partial list.
Outdoor School Worries
Type 1 diabetes is a comfortable part of our life. We test, we dose, we test and dose again. It’s a normal and natural part of what we do. It’s not good or bad, it’s just there. We deal with the ups and downs because that’s just what we’re supposed to do. Most of the … Read More »
A Holiday Shopping List With Diabetes in Mind
I grew up in a family that loved to celebrate the holidays in a big way. We would always have a big family party with all of my aunts and uncles and cousins. We would play a lot of games, sing a lot of songs, and eat a lot of food. Presents were a big … Read More »
My Review of a Great Cookbook!
We’ve recently gotten our hands on Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes, from the same collaboration that produces this website. I love this cookbook! Kaitlyn and I have read through it and tried several of the recipes. We have nothing but good to say! These are the things … Read More »
We’re super used to and unphased by diabetes paraphernalia around the house. I remember the first time I left an insulin syringe on James’ nightstand. Craig came in frantically with the needle in his hand and said with an accusatory tone, “You left this out where he can get it!” I felt all smug and … Read More »
How We’re Simplifying the Holidays
When I was a little girl, two things used to occupy my sweetest nighttime musings: Disneyland® and Christmas! Of the latter, I remember lying in bed weeks before the big day just reveling in the marvel of the whole thing. I loved the music, I loved the decorations, and, of course, I loved the presents. … Read More »