Buttons: James’ Segue Into Diabetes Awareness
Some of the new diabetes stuff that’s available — meters, pumps and monitors — are real technological marvels! They have buttons and screens and numbers, and you can scroll and run colorful charts. Naturally, James is interested! And it has had a lovely side effect.
Our Son, the Babysitter!
Our oldest son Daniel is finally ready to babysit! I can hardly believe the day has come! It was a Sunday afternoon, and my husband and I wanted to go visit a friend for a little while. Our youngest was in her crib for a nap, and we had just finished a late lunch, so … Read More »
We first heard about continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) while we were in the hospital for James’ initial diagnosis. The certified diabetes educator mentioned that she worked with parents who really enjoyed that kind of technology and the mountains of information that it provides. It sounded like a dream come true, but as a family, … Read More »
How CGM Saved the Day
It’s been about three weeks since we got Kaitlyn’s new continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) up and running. My first impression is that I love it, and I can’t believe that we’ve done without it for so long! I’m amazed at the accuracy. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darn close. Within the first few … Read More »
We like buffets. We’re big eaters in my family, so we really feel like we get our money’s worth. When we walk in the door, restaurant owners start sweating, hoping that the house will come out on top despite our presence that evening. But I confess, buffets were something we rather avoided when James was … Read More »
My Funny New Stress-Reliever
I’ll be honest. For years now, James’ type 1 diabetes hasn’t really felt like that much of a struggle. An inconvenience, yes, perhaps. We still do lots of testing, and we are continually counting carbs, giving insulin, changing infusion sets, and battling blood sugars that are less than ideal. All of that stuff is absolutely … Read More »
Learning to Handle Disappointment — With or Without Diabetes
It was one of those rare really bad days, and I had to tell James, matter-of-factly, that he couldn’t go to his friend’s house because I was concerned about his blood sugar dropping. It did not go over well. Here’s what I wish I’d said instead.
Making Diabetes Work for YOUR Lifestyle
My neighbor makes delicious, healthy and varied breakfasts every day. I envy her creativity and think her kids are lucky! While Luke and Ben seem content eating a wide variety of foods for breakfast, there is really only one food that James wants on any given morning: a bowl of his favorite cereal. Maybe you’ve … Read More »