Joey’s first big event as the American Diabetes Ambassador is behind him. He surprised me as he wasn’t nervous at all at the idea of getting up in front of a lot of people. On the way to the event, he wrote his speech, using his friends Smartphone. Technology is so funny to me. His… Continue reading 2013 Tour de Cure
True Colors is a song that I love, it reminds me to be yourself no matter what, and see people the same way, for who they are, without judgment or prejudice. I always tell my boys that if they just be themselves, don’t try to be something that you’re not, they will be happier in… Continue reading True Colors; are they Beautiful?
Previously posted at: http:// suited.myomnipod.com/therese/diabetes-doesnt-sleep-and-neither-do-we/ Since my son Joey’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes in 2009, my sleep habits have changed drastically. I would call myself sleep deprived, for sure, as do many, many other parents and caregivers of kids with diabetes. As I participate in multiple online groups with parents of kids with diabetes, I find that… Continue reading Diabetes Doesn’t Sleep and Neither Do We
First published at http://suited.myomnipod.com/therese/diabetes-101-our-own-language/ I knew when my son Joey was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes that we’d have a lot to learn. Boy did I underestimate just how much. I was with my daughter and her husband through my grandson’s diagnosis – I even attended the classes at the children’s hospital with them to try to… Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes 101: Language
Type 1 Diabetes Scares Me Joey’s blood sugars were too high all night. I was giving a correction, which means I was giving additional insulin, to bring his BS down both at midnight and at 2:00 am. At 7:00 am he was still in the 200’s. Another correction. Off to school. Type 1 Diabetes: No Rhyme or… Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes 101: Ketones