Much of the general public think that diabetes is not a big deal. They don't understand the realities and challenges of living with type 1 diabetes. Here are six things that we wish the public understood about living with this disease. Diabetes Kill I learned this first hand on March 17, … [Read more...] about Six realities of living with Type 1 Diabetes
"Mom! My teacher tried to take my insulin pump away today.""What?????""Yeah, I was in class and my pump went off. I had a low battery so I took it out to turn off the alarm. She walked by and said I'll take that!""What did you do?""I said, No problem but its kind of attached!""What did she do?" "She … [Read more...] about My teacher tried to take away my insulin pump!
The topic of endos taking away an insulin pump often comes up when speaking with parents of children with diabetes. The child becomes non-compliant (don't you just love that word?) and the endos threatens to take the child's insulin pump away from them. I do not completely understand the … [Read more...] about Should an endo take away an insulin pump?
This past week has been very full and very emotional. There have been many decisions on my plate and many issues floating around in my world. Always front and center is diabetes care. I was lucky enough to have some wonderful friends to speak with. They reminded me that it is okay to discipline … [Read more...] about Disciplining children with type 1 diabetes