My husband Joe was irked at someone the other day because they said to him: “at least Joey doesn’t have cancer.” This statement might go down as the #1 worst thing, (and most often said) that you can say to a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes. We know that when someone says this, they… Continue reading No, he didn’t just say that, No he didn’t.
There is nothing more disheartening than when Joey takes his blood sugar at bedtime and it’s in perfect range! I know that doesn’t make sense, but we know it won’t stay perfect. To me this is the dark side of type 1 diabetes, the constant struggle between food and healthy blood sugar numbers. The struggle… Continue reading The Dark Side
I am on several forums with other parents of kids with type 1. They provide so much support, we can openly talk/vent/rejoice about everything. We don’t hold back, and we never judge. One topic of conversation that comes up a lot is about being a working mom and juggling the family, home, and the type 1 diabetes.… Continue reading Work VS. Stay At Home: with a Child With Type 1
Twelve year old Joey Balistrieri of New Berlin, and seven year old Cooper Wintheiser of Milwaukee, have been chosen to represent the state of Wisconsin as the 2013 Youth Ambassador’s for the American Diabetes Association. Joey and Cooper are related, Joey is Cooper’s uncle. Cooper was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October, 2006, at… Continue reading The Wisconsin 2013 Youth Ambassadors for the American Diabetes Association
I love Sunday mornings, I get up, have my coffee while, other than the dogs, the house is still quiet. For Joe and the kids it’s a day to catch up on some much needed sleep. Bruce, Baxter (my pups) and I watched the birds and the Squirrel have their breakfast this morning. As I… Continue reading Sunday: A day to reflect