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
Can I cry now? Can I cry now? I feel like just sitting down and letting everything go. I am not sure if I would be crying for my failings or the failings of my child. These are the frustrations of a parent of a child with diabetes. Would crying change anything? Probably not. Would I feel … [Read more...] about The frustrations of a parent of a child with diabetes
Going to your first outdoor concert with your children can be pretty interesting. You know that you will have hours of standing on your feet. There will be unpredictable weather. Because of the large crowds, you will be herded around like cattle. You know that you will have to pack as much … [Read more...] about Attending a concert with diabetes