It's always my biggest fear that we will be traveling and something will happen to one of our childrens insulin pumps. I try to prepare for that happening but even with all of my preparations I missed something oh so important! Check it out, and feel free to share our diabetes tidbits, bite size pieces of information that have helped us along the way.!
Added by Julie on January 2, 2012 at 12:12pm —
As a mom of 3 children with type 1 diabetes I often volunteer to attend field trips with my kids so that I can be there for them, here's why i am horrible when it comes to field trips
Added by Julie on December 26, 2011 at 7:20am —
With Holiday Parties and all of those great goodies to eat listen to how Nikki is handling her diabetes.
Added by Julie on December 13, 2011 at 10:00am —
Air travel can bring up a lot of questions here is what i have found out and a couple great websites to make air travel easy with diabetes http://www.pumpwearinc.com/index.php?page_id=487
Added by Julie on December 9, 2011 at 10:00am —
When others watch what you do and ask about your diabetes, what do you do? Here's Nikki's point of view on how she handles questions on her diabetes. Please feel free to share our diabetes tidbits
Added by Julie on October 18, 2011 at 12:02pm —
Ready Set Go A "Diabetes Tidbit"
Looking for a way to teach little ones how to test on their own here's what we do!
Added by Julie on October 3, 2011 at 7:22am —
“There are lots of people who think they are sick and who are not sick.” – Dr. Charlie Mayo
People with diabetes are not sick. We are healthy people who happen to have a chronic condition. I get so frustrated when I see research studies advertising for “healthy subjects” and I am not considered “healthy.” I am discouraged when I get the impression that schools or employers or other agencies consider people with diabetes “sick.”
When I teach the family of a child with newly… Continue
Added by Jane K on September 18, 2011 at 10:26am —
I'm on the East Coast and was one of many who felt the earth shaking yesterday, wasn't anything to serious for us, but can't get the thought outta my head "What if it was?" Are you prepared for any of Mother Natures wrath? Or any of human stupidity? Do you have a plan set in place with your child? Well if not, I came up with some ways to maybe help with the planning. Please visit my blog & tell me what you think, or even if you have anything to add.…
Added by nessavial on August 24, 2011 at 7:00am —
Each year I look at the Friends for Life Canada program and I am amazed by the wealth of knowledge and experience found in its presenters. I see names that I have read about. I see people whose work I have followed. I see an entire alphabet behind their names and I think, "Wow! How lucky am I to be heading off to see them?" Continue
When the time comes, I pack my suitcase and I begin to panic. What the heck am I doing?
I am going to catch up with old friends and meet new…
Added by Barb Wagstaff on August 3, 2011 at 7:56am —
Last night, as I was laying in bed trying to get to sleep, I realized that while diabetes is a constant roller coaster ride, living with a child with diabetes has been a journey in and of itself.
When he was diagnosed over eleven years ago, we were dropped into a forest. I was grateful that there was light and my son was alive to see it. I had some fear of the unknown but it did not overwhelm me. I saw the trees but didn't notice the forest. I saw a trail that led me forward and with… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on July 22, 2011 at 8:23am —
For those of us in the diabetes Continue
community, the title says it all--Blue Candles. They are the candles that we
light in cyberspace to remember someone with diabetes who has lost the fight.
Added by Barb Wagstaff on July 16, 2011 at 4:33am —
Shooting at the walls of sanity
I am the worrier!"
I know, I have completely ruined a good song but the melody kept playing in my head after I wrote the first draft of this post so now you can have it play through your head as well!
I worry. I case you have missed that from other posts, its a fact. I can worry about anything and anyone. I am "the worrier"! It takes nothing to set me off. My mind is incredibly creative and I really wish I could harness its… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on June 8, 2011 at 8:50am —
What I have learned Since Blogging
I have learned that a community of bloggers can influence the world around us, that together we make an impact on our community and on the world.
I am and have been amazed at how welcoming a bunch of diabetics from around the world can be and where you can find wonderful people like Karen Graffeo, who has so graciously put together the… Continue
Added by Eliot LeBow LCSW on May 17, 2011 at 11:23am —
Awesome Things Continue
I have learned a lot of awesome things from diabetes:
1. Tolerance for others’ lay attitudes
2. Patience to wait to get my wants filled
3. The ability to overcome any obstacles that come my way
4. Loving myself for who I am and not what others want me to be
5. To get back on my feet when life kicks me to the ground
Added by Eliot LeBow LCSW on May 17, 2011 at 11:00am —
Diabetic Snap Shot
Eliot LeBow LCSW Psychotherapist…
Added by Eliot LeBow LCSW on May 17, 2011 at 11:00am —
Ten things I hate about you, Diabetes
1.I hate the emotional swings.
2.That you have hurt several of my relationships over the years.
3.Having to watch your sorry ass day in and day out.
4.You have no concern for my needs.
5.I mean really how many people know their pharmacists middle name?
6.That I have to stay up after my bedtime to make sure my BG is stable after a late night reaction.
7.You have turned my… Continue
Added by Eliot LeBow LCSW on May 17, 2011 at 10:30am —
Eleven years ago today, Diabetes announced that it had permanently moved into our lives. Its silent presence before that was masked and hidden. It appeared as the flu. The ER doctor called it an ear infection. I wondered if it was two year molars giving him a hard time. We were all wrong...dead wrong.
I have relived that day a million times over. I can see every second as if it was yesterday. I can still feel that lifeless little form that was my son laboring to breathe while resting… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on March 17, 2011 at 5:28am —
I don't really have a lot of time today to blog about all that has been going on, so I'll make this a quick one. One week ago, we found out that my oldest son has T1. This is kiddo #2 to be diagnosed. One is almost 3, the other is 11.
This is HARD. Period. Two separate eating schedules, 2 different ICRs, sleep schedules, etc...I don't know if I'll ever sleep again. Anyhow, I'll blog more later when I have a lot of free time (If I ever will again) because I have A LOT to say about all of… Continue
Added by Katie Smith on March 13, 2011 at 3:09pm —
Many of my American friends will call me Wilfred Brimley because I am one of those weirdos who say "dia-bee-tus" and not "dia-beet-ez". Of course, to me, my way makes much more sense but I am aware that when you break the pronunciation down it sound defeatist. I have actually been pretty positive lately. My son is slowly starting to take better care of himself. As Reyna recently pointed out, he has been successfully honing his… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on February 18, 2011 at 9:32am —
We began to prepare for our weekend away...
Spare clothes for when the first set gets wet in the snow?
Test strips, ketone strips, alcohol swabs, spare pump, batteries, and infusion sets for every day we will be gone?
Insulin and cartridges? Oops, insulin is old and the other bottle is empty. Make sure to grab a new bottle. Actually grab…
Added by Barb Wagstaff on February 14, 2011 at 2:57pm —