T1 D: We’re the Parents

Composed on my cell phone at 3:26 a.m. Today is the last day of National Diabetes Awareness Month. We’re the parents. We’re tired. Tired of chasing toddlers around the house with insulin shots in hand. Tired of pleading with, worrying over, and screaming at our irresponsible teenagers who just want to be “normal” kids. Tired … Continue reading T1 D: We’re the Parents

Diabetes, and Emails, and Mice

I’m working though my emails this morning and there was one from Kohl’s. It’s their “best Black Friday deals early” email. Um, WHAT? We barely have one foot in the door of November. My God, I haven’t even begun to think about Thanksgiving. There were also several “store” emails taunting with coupons to save money … Continue reading Diabetes, and Emails, and Mice

9 Years

9 years today. Nine years ago last night, I went to sleep on my last night of uninterrupted sleep. Ever. It’s been 9 years since that fateful day in 2007, the day after Father’s Day, the day my 2-year-old daughter woke up lethargic and drowsy. Nine years ago I drove her to the pediatrician, who … Continue reading 9 Years

The Stakeholders Meeting – Management of Diabetes in Schools

I was invited, as a parent of a T1 child in Maryland public schools, to attend a Stakeholder’s meeting to discuss school management of diabetes. I was really excited to go, anxious to hear what issues they were tackling, and eager to share my thoughts and concerns as I had heard them through the DOC … Continue reading The Stakeholders Meeting – Management of Diabetes in Schools