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Linda G left a comment for colinsmom
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES COLINSMOM!! (You haven't commented in a long…"
Jan 17
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for colinsmom
"Colinsmom, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Jan 17
Linda G left a comment for colinsmom
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLINSMOM!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a long while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Jan 17, 2013
Desiree commented on colinsmom's blog post 'Pride'
"That brought tears to my eyes...I don't know colin, but I'm proud of him too...you continue to be the best "mod" you can be!!"
Nov 16, 2010
ella commented on colinsmom's blog post 'Pride'
"Most people say to birthdays hope there are many more. to you I say I hope there are very few DIABETES birthdays more!! God bless and stay strong colin hang in there and you give me strength becasue knowing a 7 year old is a fighter makes me get…"
Nov 13, 2010
Andreina Davila commented on colinsmom's blog post 'Pride'
"a lot to be proud Gayle! I always remember Colin how happy we were to meet you guys! Congrats to all you you!"
Nov 11, 2010
boedica commented on colinsmom's blog post 'Pride'
"wonderful! i get the feeling he's pretty proud of his mom, and he should be......"
Nov 11, 2010
SF Pete commented on colinsmom's blog post 'Pride'
"Wow! That's doing it up right! You have an amazing son. He could teach so many of us a lesson. Have a great time. Mom, you've also done an excellent job at keeping it positive for your son. This celebration is yours, too."
Nov 11, 2010

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Date diagnosed
November 11, 2005
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
Hello everyone!

I am Gayle, mom to Colin, my very courageous 4 year old Type 1 diabetic. Colin was diagnosed 11/11/2005 at the age of 2.

While I would give anything to make this all disappear for my little angel, I would not change a single thing about Colin in order to make that happen. He is sweet, loving and brave. I just wish I could add successfully potty trained to that list. Anyone know of any colleges with diaper changing services? Because I think we are headed in that direction...

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Pride

Posted on November 10, 2010 at 9:11pm 7 Comments

Every parent will tell you that they are proud of their child. And they should. There is much to be proud of. I read the posts all the time from other moms about exemplary report cards, growth milestones, sports accomplishments... the list could go on and on.



But pride is a little different for me today.



Today my son, Colin, has been living with diabetes for 5 years.



And he wants to celebrate.



And that makes me proud.



I am proud that…
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4 years

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:16pm 11 Comments

Dear Colin,



It has been 4 years today, November 11th, since you were diagnosed with Type one Diabetes. I thought my life ended that day. I was afraid your life had ended that day. I was afraid you could never be a "normal" child. I remember thinking that you would never eat ice cream, play with your friends or enjoy life. I wondered how you could possibly go to school, get married and play sports. I was scared out of my mind.



I was right about one thing- there is nothing… Continue

A Promotion! Well, almost...

Posted on August 21, 2007 at 5:18pm 3 Comments

OK- so I am going crazy because I just about have a huge promotion at work. I say just about to because it seems to take an act of congress to get things signed off on in the corporate world. I mean my goodness- 6 freaking signatures to approve a promotion that they want me for! Stupid!

On a side note- I cant wait until it is cooler. The heat makes Colins blood sugars drop like crazy. He can go from 200 to 50 in 5 minutes lately! Oh the joys of a diabetic toddler...

I…

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Overwhelmed....

Posted on July 24, 2007 at 6:55pm 2 Comments

Work was really stressful today.

Like the kind of day you want to walk up to your boss and tell him to do the job himself, you know?

And it's not his fault- he gets his orders too, but I am stressed.

And I start to get even more stressed when I realize that diabetes is foiling me again. As I sit and fantacize about turing in my notice, I realize that I am not like the…

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At 3:58am on January 17, 2014, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES COLINSMOM!!
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 12:22am on January 17, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Colinsmom, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 8:53am on January 17, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLINSMOM!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a long while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 10:22am on January 17, 2010, Rudy Sims said…
hello my name is Rudy Sims just wanted to say hi and wish you a happy new year :-)
At 10:01am on January 17, 2010, Andreina Davila said…
Happy Birthday! :)
At 1:40pm on November 13, 2009, Sami said…
I love your note to Colin for his four year anniversary. I was also diagnosed at the age of 2! My sister (who is 17 months older than me) was diagnosed at the same time. My mom thought we had the flu. Anyway... I just passed my 21 year anniversary and man how time flies. When we were young the movie "Steele Magnolias" was popular and bg machines took FOREVER to give you your sugar. But low and behold, the pump came along and the Continuous Glucose Monitor, and possibly an islet cell transplant. Last week my sister delivered a healthy baby girl too! I still have highs that come out of nowhere and lows that I cannot explain but it gets better everyday - or at least that's my optimism. By the time your son is my age, there could be a cure! or at least something really close. I wish the best for you and your family. Yay Colin for a caring mom and a great A1C!
At 6:01pm on November 12, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
HEY!!! How are you? So good to see you! Looking forward to see you guys participate in The Big Blue Test!
At 2:39pm on June 28, 2009, Fabiana Couto said…
Colins mom's, Congratulations about your beautitful child. Colins has expressive eyes, he really looks like a sweet, wonderful child. I can tell you that, its not easy to be diabetic, but nowadays, after almost 16 years of disease, I feel that the universe is perfect, and diabetes teached so many things, and made me see life in a better way. I[m greatful to have diabetes, because without it I wouldnt be so happy. lets keep in touch! I want to know more about lovely Colin. Hugs, Fabiana
At 10:05am on February 27, 2009, Senna arshad said…
hey my names Senna..........
Colin is so cutee.....
i have type one diabetes and have had it for four years....
:)
At 10:11pm on January 16, 2009, tracy said…
Colinsmom - Happy Birthday to (you or Colin?) - either or both of you , have a great day!!!!
 
 
 

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