Riding in the car with kids always produces some interesting conversations. This wasn’t one I was expecting, though V is full of questions about everything these days. I also didn’t expect the raw emotions to bleed through me as I remembered it like it was yesterday. How did you know when I got diabetes? Well, … Continue reading How Did You Know?…. As Asked By V
V's 10-year Lilly Medal Ten years ago, on June 17th, I went to sleep on my last night of uninterrupted sleep. Ever. Ten years ago my 2-year-old daughter woke up lethargic and drowsy. Ten years ago I drove her to the pediatrician, who took one look at her finger stick and sent us straight to … Continue reading 10 Years of Diabetes
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
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 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
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
It may be a bit backwards to post the year in review after the 16 things I’m looking forward to this year, but I am a Gemini who is rebellious against convention, has an unquenchable thirst for shock-factor, and an unfortunate lack of control over what comes out of my mouth. Looking back on last … Continue reading 2015 – A Year in Review
Lately it seems Type 1 diabetes has been in the news, the worst kind of news: the reports are of new cases only diagnosed after a child has died. It seems implausible to me that this could happen, and I really don’t like to focus on the negative of anything, but the fact is… it has happened. … Continue reading Type 1: Know the Signs!!