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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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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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Change is good, right? (Medtronic to Animas)

It is with some sadness that I am putting away Ben’s trusted Medtronic pump and starting over again with Animas.  I’ll miss some very user friendly features of the pump.  For instance, it was news to me that Medtronic has … Continue reading

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