My number one reservation about starting Nightscout was the size and weight of the rig. It's a definite price to pay. It's not ideal, but Caleb's been able to manage, and the benefits are currently worth the price.
My next concern was taking a step backward in the progress we had made in Caleb's…Continue
Caleb has been using OmniPod for almost as long as he's been living with T1D - 7 years. A few years ago, a parent asked me write a user review on the UST200 system. Caleb's been using the UST400 system for six months now and this is an update to our original review. - Lo
Executive summary of our review of the UST400 system: lighter, more discreet, better performance, improved range, minor annoyances of new ID screen and multiple confirm screens. Negligible…Continue
Before your brother was born, your dad and I led very similar lives. We met in college and each started working with an accounting firm after we graduated. We spent years working long hours and advancing our…Continue
Part two of our interview with Laura from Sanofi is all Caleb. He talks about celebrating World Diabetes Day, what he's learned over the years and who is heroes are.
For the complete interview, please visit Discuss Diabetes.
Our best to all those students already or soon to be headed back to school!
Lorraine and Caleb :)
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I was given the opportunity to "Discuss Diabetes", how to plan for school, and how things have changed over the five years that Caleb has been living with diabetes in a school environment.
There are a couple of things that I feel strongly about when it comes to Caleb's care. I've learned much in the past five years through research, experience and talking with…Continue
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Last summer, Colin had a very exciting and fun week at TriRidgefield's Kids Camp. For about a year before, Colin had great interest in running and that extended to triathlon training the more…Continue
When Caleb is at school, he keeps him PDM with him wherever he goes. Over the years the way he transports it from place to placed has changed. When he was younger it was the sole responsibility of the teachers to make sure that it was with him at all times they carried it. During this past year that organically changed to him being responsible for it - not…Continue
Caleb had his first communion this weekend. He was excited. A little nervous. I had to drop him off in the hall of the church with the other communicants about a half hour before the mass. Family waited in the church. Before dropping him off, Caleb checked his blood sugar. He was around 100 but with some insulin on board…Continue
I was in fourth grade when I became four-eyed. I wore glasses every day until eighth grade when I got my first pair of contacts. I wore contacts for more than half my life until my eyes couldn't bear the irritation and then started wearing glasses again almost every day.
For years I dreamed of getting my eyes corrected surgically. I discussed it…Continue
On and on I could…Continue
Several years ago, I posted a question on a forum.
My question was interpreted differently than I intended by many - by most - or at least those…Continue
Lisa and I met on a forum. I posted about some oddity we were experiencing and Lisa contacted me offline with some suggestions. I remember hitting it off with her immediately. We were like-minded. I was comfortable sharing every last detail of how we managed diabetes with no fear of being judged.
Comfort + acceptance = great friendship.
Lisa has a daughter, Lilly who is a year older than Caleb and was diagnosed about a year after Caleb. At the time of our meeting she was an…Continue
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An event in Central Park to raise awareness for diabetes? Sure, let me check my schedule. It includes a bike ride with Phil Southerland and Team Type 1?! Clear the calendar; we're there!…
Thanks to the You Can Do This Project, Caleb and I were able to talk about some things on his mind. Though is original submission was very upbeat, there was a portion of the discussion at the end that I made into…Continue
1. Changing my Pod
2. Changing DexCom
3. Having to wake up in the middle of…
Added by Lorraine on May 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
One day at school when I was in art, I raised my hand and my teacher, Miss P, asked, “Do you have to go??” I said,…Continue