After dealing with diabetes as a family for four years and four months, I think of it as if I am holding a pencil in my outstretched hand. I am relatively confident now in the daily decisions that need to be made. Thanks to Sugar Surfing techniques I am usually able to run Grasshopper’s blood sugar control as a background program in my mind instead of as the main focus of my day. But of course it is always there. Continue reading →
That’s what the mom right before me in line to check in late to school had written in the “reason” column. Continue reading →
[From Erin: When I first met Alese I would often ask her to explain how certain T1D situations felt to her. Lows, highs, in range, blood sugar rising or falling quickly… Grasshopper couldn’t tell me yet how he felt. She still sends me explanations and it is really helpful to hear her perspective.] Continue reading →
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6
We went to the Easter vigil Mass last night and we all survived without meltdowns. Even me! Grasshopper was amazed that he got to hold a candle and that there was A FIRE outside. Sunshine loved the ringing of the bells when we all sang Alleluia over and over. She shook her hand like she was holding a bell and laughed and laughed. With joy we greet our risen Lord! Continue reading →
I dragged Grasshopper out of bed, tired, grumpy, crying and upset and hauled both kids to school in workout clothes and no make up, on the Monday after Spring Break only to get into the office and be told there was no school because of parent teacher conferences. Guess I should check my email!! #hotmess
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We are HUUUUGE fans of the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM) here at Sugar Rush Survivors. It has helped our lives in so many big and small ways. So when there is news about new developments in Dexcom technology, like the FDA approving the release of the Dexcom G6, we get excited! Exhibit A: an evening of text messages between me and Alese. Continue reading →
Spring has come to Sugar Rush Survivors land. The daffodils are coming up in our front yard. Life springs anew, life moves on. Continue reading →
Mood: Relaxing with a glass of wine.
Goal: Hoping to fight off any impending viral or bacterial invaders.
Result: Emergen-C Pinot. A “healthy buzz.” (Alese double dog dared me to put that corny line in there. And I love it.) Continue reading →
When it snows in the South life grinds to a halt. For us the three inches we got in one night was a BIG DEAL. Continue reading →
I’m about to enjoy a little post Christmas multitasking pampering. The kids are asleep and Mr. Mister is too because he isn’t feeling well. Unfortunately he has the same cold I did last week. I put on my ridiculous fluffy socks. Continue reading →