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Best glucose tabs container!

For excursions to the park or bike rides around the neighborhood, I usually just clip Ben’s meter to my belt loop with a carabiner.  There are a couple rolls of smarties stashed in the meter case for lows.   A … Continue reading

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Check in with your kid’s lancing device every now and then.

I check Ben’s blood sugar 10-12 times a day.  For the most part, as long as I don’t interrupt what he’s doing, he doesn’t seem to mind too much.  Until lately.  “No!  No check me!”  I didn’t know if this … Continue reading

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Bringing your new (diabetic) baby home from the hospital

First, assemble your crew.  You’re going to need an admin assistant, a dietitian, a medical assistant….  Just kidding.  You’re all those things now.   Get organized.  It is so frustrating how much there is to juggle in regards to the insurance forms, prescriptions, … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Diaper Rash

It’s not diaper rash. At least not what I’m talking about-  that angry, red, almost welt-like eruption that we’ve encountered occasionally, usually after a series of high BGs (and the overly soggy diapers that accompany them).   It really doesn’t happen … Continue reading

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