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.

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!

Admitting My Ignorance

Admitting My Ignorance
Admittedly, I stepped away from blogging for several weeks. I read all these articles about how to write a good blog post and post content that peo...

The Gateway to Diabetes (in our opinion)

The Gateway to Diabetes (in our opinion)
One would think by the time our third child was born, nothing could surprise us or make us scratch our heads. Then Carter came into our lives. From...

Carter's Story

Carter's Story

The most abnormal of normal nights, Halloween night provided our family the greatest of frights... None of which had to do with ghosts or ghouls. Neonatal Monogenic Diabetes Mellitus, a disease we'd never even heard of, became the new normal for our family, and more specifically, our six month old son, in a matter of just a few hours. 

Grieving Lost Time

Grieving Lost Time
“I did not enjoy Carter as a newborn and yes, I for sure feel like a terrible mother for saying that” It’s funny; I’ve never been one of those mom...