This blog is coming from the tiny coastline of New Hampshire (really, look it up — we only have something like 18 miles of coast!). Definitely not medical or parenting advice (definitely not!), just the ongoing “stuff” in the life of a T1 mom and her T1 daughter. Uncertainty is the principle that is most certain in our lives – maybe in yours too!
Cast of Characters:
Lesley — the mom in this story, diagnosed with T1 at age 29 (though docs think it started much earlier); very happily married (second time around) to
BHE — best husband ever, otherwise known as Adam, very supportive and helpful, AND puts up with test strips everywhere. (He recorded a video for DiabetesMine when they did a mini project about partners for Valentine’s Day http://www.diabetesmine.com/2013/02/loving-d-spouses-say-happy-valentines-day.html — his part comes on at about 1:50. Thanks sweetie!
The Bear — our beautiful, mouthy daughter, diagnosed in 2010 about a month after her third birthday. She is on a pump and helps me remember whether it is her turn or my turn to do a site change.
T1 Diabetes — Chronic disease in which the body’s immune system kills off the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. [really, I just don’t think I could describe this “character” and do it justice… I’ll let it develop and be revealed over time]