Grasshopper and Erin, after doing a Dexcom calibration, dancing to “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang.
Me: If you ever get married I want to dance with you to this song at your wedding.
Grasshopper: Of course you can come to my wedding!
RIP, infusion site number 436. Since August 7, 2014, seven months after Grasshopper was diagnosed with T1D, we have put a new infusion site on his tummy or thighs at least every three days. Sometimes more frequently if one falls off before the three days are up. Some sites are Hoodlums. Continue reading →
This is what it means to me to be a T1D parent today.
Your son climbs in your bed at 6am. In a half asleep fog, help your four year old son perform all the steps to check his own finger for the first time. HE wants to do it and that is great. Praise him for that. But then he wants to dose himself with insulin using the Animus Ping remote and gets upset when you say no. Continue reading →
That’s the truth. It’s like lifting weights. When you first set out to lift 50 pounds it is tough! But the more often you do it the stronger you get and the more readily you can lift those 50 pounds. The weight hasn’t changed. It hasn’t gotten lighter. YOU have changed and gotten stronger. Continue reading →
Managing diabetes takes time. It takes time away from other areas of life. What are some things that you don’t do now (or that you let slide) that you used to do unerringly before diagnosis? Continue reading →