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?
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"Mom, you didn't check my blood glucose last night""Yes I did, but if you are worried about it and you are awake maybe you should be checking yourself during the night. It would be great to give me a break after 10 years.""A break? That's okay.""But you should get used to checking yourself. If you ... Read More about How ’bout you check my blood glucose for 11 years?
Every day I have meant to sit down and write about so many things. There have been rumblings of advocates in Ontario wanting to see changes in schools. There has been my own research and internal battle on whether or not to get a CGMS for my son. And of course, there has been the diabetes roller ... Read More about Happy Holidays
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 It is okay to discipline children with type 1 diabetes for not doing diabetes-related tasks
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