So to follow up my last post regarding that life-changing moment when I realized I was going to get "the stares" for the rest of my life when Carter was in public with all his medical diabetes gear, I wanted to find ways to make it "cool" for him growing up. Again, not to say … Continue reading Making Diabetes “Cool”
My first encounter with Carter in public after his Neonatal Diabetes diagnosis was at an indoor playground in Merrimack, NH. I'm used to always getting looks, truthfully. My oldest son has ADHD and frequently needs to jump around or run around like a crazy man. He's always the kid at the playground who just needs … Continue reading Striving for Normalcy
Ugh... can I just say that I know I never traveled light with 3 kids before... but now... wow! I can literally say that nothing in my own purse belongs to me, with the exception of my keys and wallet! But after Carter's diagnosis, the checklist for going out with him includes so much more … Continue reading Going out anytime soon?
So one of my claims to fame is my clumsiness. Apparently, clumsiness and diabetes management do NOT go well together! So far in the past 6 weeks, I've dropped and shattered 2 vials of insulin. One was regular strength Humalog, the other was our self-diluted Diluted Humalog. Thankfully, we've always filled all of our prescriptions … Continue reading Ooooops!
Taking a moment here to vent my frustration with insulin pumps. Granted, Carter is the exception to diabetics who need pumps- most diabetics don't start pumps before the age of 2 years, or so we were told. We started with the Medtronic pump, and I'm really not sure why. In the hospital we were shown … Continue reading Pumping at 6 months
After diagnosis, of course the first question we were all asked was- what exactly happened?! That day wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. I had daycare children in my home throughout the day and then after pick-up time, I worked on getting my kids ready for trick-or-treat. Carter was barely six months old and just … Continue reading The Journey Begins