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Fade to Black….

It’s time, guys! Thanks for hanging out with me.  I don’t mean to be trite- five years ago when Ben was first diagnosed I couldn’t imagine the next day.  There was nothing. Nobody.  Me and a sick baby and not … Continue reading

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Penultimate Post: On Hugs

I thought I was doing a good job.  Maybe I got a bit lazy.  Lazy is the wrong word.  No, not complacent either.  More like, I’ve put in my hours, I nailed it, I’m signing off.  But when I did … Continue reading

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6 is the new 13?

What. Is. Happening???  Child turned six less than a month ago.  Is complete monster.  Daily.  The last few nights he has had unexplained high BGs. I just bolus, drink some wine, bolus, wonder if he’s getting sick, looks totally like … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Update on Kindergarten and Diabetes

This is how late this post is. Ben started first grade today.  And that was late due a teachers’ strike.  As much as I was tortured by the unexpected days-long 24 hour child-rearing responsibilities I was totally unprepared for (had … Continue reading

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TEDDY speaks- in very short sentences

I’ve got to put this beater blog to rest soon.  Tot in title no longer tot.  A few exorcisms first…. When I first heard about the TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young) study a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Diabetes Camp… or Award for Five Years of Service

It crossed my mind the other day that it is about that time, the five-year marker of Ben having diabetes.  A couple years ago I decided I would not be marking the anniversary of his d-day, and I don’t mean … Continue reading

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Two Hours into the Animas Vibe Experience

First, I’d like to point out that I made a poor management decision in choosing to embark on this new pump experience at the boy’s bed time (and a late one at that-thanks Pacific Northwest summer). Or perhaps it was … Continue reading

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