Category Archives: Others caring for your T1 kid

All Hail D-Camp

After years of hearing about the great experiences others (and others’ kids) have had at diabetes camp, we finally have some stories of our own. The Bear went away to Clara Barton camp for a week – first sleepaway experience, … Continue reading

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Diabetes Day Camp, Take 1

It has been an eventful week. Of course, “eventful” is useful in the same way as “interesting,” — it can represent many different shades of good, bad, and in-between. The Bear had her first week of diabetes camp. She’s only … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes (or, my dysfunctional relationship with food)

Day 4: Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – … Continue reading

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Diabetes Mind

Sometimes I feel like there is a part of my brain that is dedicated to Diabetes — thinking about random diabetes-related (even if only slightly) all the time, even while all the other parts of life are going on. Of … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you…keeps you alive?

[Long post… want to skip to the “point?”] This has been a challenging summer for training other people to manage the Bear’s diabetes. Since the BHE and I both work full time and we can’t afford to pay $15/hour full … Continue reading

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The Things – diabetes & mental health #DBlogWeek

What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how do you cope? This is long… If you only have time for the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) summary click … Continue reading

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CGM So Far

I wouldn’t have thought that I would have anything new to say about the Bear using the Dexcom G4 since I’ve been a CGMer for so many years, but it is interesting how different it can be. 1. I am … Continue reading

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