Infants & Insulin

3 Ways Being the Parent of a Child with a Chronic Illness Has Made Me a Better Parent

3 Ways Being the Parent of a Child with a Chronic Illness Has Made Me a Better Parent
For me personally, being a Type One Diabetes Mom has made me a better parent in the past year, in my opinion. While Carter is my third child and I’m certainly not new to motherhood, Carter has made me reevaluate a lot of choices I make with all three of my kids now.

Diaversary Reflections

Diaversary Reflections
My head was spinning but I pulled a nurse aside and asked if Carter would be ok. I expected something along the lines of "now that we know what it is he will be fine in no time" ... Instead I got this horrible look of pity. She said to me "we are doing everything we can... But he is currently in critical condition". 

Feelin' so Fly Like a... G5?!

Feelin' so Fly Like a... G5?!
Dexcom CGM has saved our son’s life on NUMEROUS occasions and that can in no way be understated. This is just a review of our experience with G6 following our receipt of the unit in September 2018. Use it to make your own decisions regarding which model is right for you or your child!

To the New T1D Mom... It will be OK <3

To the New T1D Mom... It will be OK <3
What your child needs to see most right now (for most new T1 children, anyways) is that life is still going to be ok. Life is going to be mostly normal for them and they’re still going to be allowed to be a kid. Take a deep breath and step out the front door. Just make sure you have all your supplies! ;)

Carter's Only-Partially-Lazy Pancreas

Carter's Only-Partially-Lazy Pancreas
" I have learned to handle a non-working pancreas but I don’t even know where to start with one that’s only being lazy most of the time!"

Forgetting the Pancreas

Forgetting the Pancreas

it was the kind of moment where you swear your heart stops, your stomach drops and your palms get sweaty. TELL ME I didn’t forget this. TELL ME it’s here, somewhere, and that I didn’t just epically fail at life. 

 

Sometimes, we just can't be as perfect as we want. Sometimes, we are only human and make mistakes. Sometimes, they are critical mistakes that could cause someone harm. But ALWAYS, we learn from the moment, dust ourselves off and move on <3 

Stop Your Staring!

Stop Your Staring!

"Sometimes, I just get the urge to scream, "HE"S DIABETIC! I'M REALLY NOT A CRAP MOM!!!"

Who can relate? Do you go out of your way to explain what you're doing or do you just ignore it and move on? How comfortable are you educating the public on yours or your child's illness? 

Welcome to Our Three-Ring Circus

Welcome to Our Three-Ring Circus

Having three kids is a blessing and a circus, all at once! It gets even crazier when you add a chronic illness like Type One Diabetes to the mix. How on Earth are parents to manage the craziness when one child seems to take up more of their time than the other(s)? In this blog post, we talk about a few simple ways to keep the entire family on the same page and attempt to keep life balanced for everyone. 

All the Feelz

All the Feelz
Join the discussion! At what age did your child start feeling symptoms of their highs and lows? Did it make your life as a parent/caregiver easier or harder?

Down and Down he Goes!

Down and Down he Goes!
My first outing with Carter and Type One Diabetes was an adventure, for sure! Blood sugar did something completely unexpected and I was just barely able to keep my cool! Tell me some of your best summer time tips, including tips on surviving the summer heat with T1!

Growing up T1

Growing up T1
"It will get easier"... I'm sure this is said to everyone. I'm sure it is actually true for most people. For some, maybe it doesn't get easier, but...

3 Things you Wish your Endo had Told you!

3 Things you Wish your Endo had Told you!
3 Things I wish I'd known post-diagnosis! You know, the beginning stages, where everything is super fresh and confusing! Here are some tips/suggestions to make your life a little less stressful!