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Pardon My Pancreas: Talkin’ About T1D and Pregnancy

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Podcast By February 19, 2019 Tags: , , , No Comments

Quick post to share a link to the Pardon My Pancreas podcast featuring some diabetes and pregnancy talk with host Matt Vande Vegte: If you have 30 min to fill, take a listen.  And thanks again to the team at Pardon My Pancreas for having me on. You might also like: Diabetes Connections, with Stacey Simms. Podcast Alert With My Whole…

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Guest Post: Giving Birth to Violet as a Woman with Type 1 Diabetes (Part 2)

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Infertility and Pregnancy By July 21, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Today is part two of Ginger’s guest blog about the birth of her second little bird (part 1 is here). While this post takes a bit of a dangerous turn, things did work out okay!  (And if you’re a woman with type 1 diabetes who has had babies, is curious about having babies, or wants to read about other people…

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Returning to diaTribe.

Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, SUM in Other Places By June 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

After a long hiatus, I’m back at diaTribe and explaining where the hell I disappeared to: “Diabetes is the dog I don’t like but I still have to be kind to. It barks and occasionally pees on the floor (or worse), it has chewed up at least ten of my shoes, and it jumps up and freaks out whenever the…

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Diabetes Pregnancy: Now and Then, Part Two.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Memories, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By June 15, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Welcome to the continuation of Laddie’s pregnancy story, showing what pregnancy with type 1 diabetes was like back in 1979 and 1982.  Today is a continuation of her story, with details about her sons’ births, the cost of care, and how diabetes did, and didn’t, play a role in bringing her sons into the world. For more about Laddie’s life…

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Diabetes Pregnancy: Now and Then.

Diabetes Memories, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By June 14, 2017 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

Managing diabetes and pregnancy in 2010 and then again in 2016 was a lot of hard work, and my story is similar to so many moms in the diabetes community:  a heavy focus on blood sugars, piles of doctor appointments, and dozens of tests for mom and baby.  Today’s management of diabetes and pregnancy is very different than what was…

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Five Months.

Uncategorized By January 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

To my Guy, Five months old!  (And I’m pretty sure I forgot to write you a letter at the four month mark, so here’s a quick high five for turning four months old a bit back, too.)  Five months ago, I was excitedly awaiting your arrival and folding piles of baby clothes.  Now, I am greeted by your big, toothless smile…

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Muted.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy By November 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , 20 Comments

Ahh bullet points.  Ye be the only(e) way I can process things at the moment. I don’t have a lot to say over here lately, and there are a dozen different reasons for that.  One is that the new baby kiddo keeps me extremely busy, what with his cluster feeding and chatty ways, and also the fact that he is…

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Day in the Life of a New (Old) Mom … with Diabetes.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By September 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 9 Comments

Six years ago, I was adjusting to motherhood for the first time during Diabetes Blog Week, and one of the post prompts was to write about a day in the life with diabetes.  My day in the life was flanked on all sides by figuring out what to do with a newborn, so I chronicled that. And just before my…

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Releasing the Kraken … Into Our Home.

Uncategorized By September 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 9 Comments

… he’s definitely not the Kraken.  That nickname will never stick because so far, our littlest friend is mild mannered.  He’s more Clark Kent than Kraken.  (Mixing my superheroes and myths this morning; feel free to blame the sleep debt and my attempt to repay it with caffeine.) But he’s home, and even though he’s a sweet boy, he’s still…

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Four Chairs.

Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, Real Life Diabetes By August 29, 2016 Tags: , , , 39 Comments

Our kitchen table has four chairs, and for several years, we had our family of three at the table for four.  But three chairs filled felt right at the time. Except when it didn’t.  A few years ago, that fourth chair became this thing for me, like it should have A Person for it.  There was a feeling that someone was…

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Month 8,455 of Pregnancy.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By August 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

It’s been very quiet here on my blog, and this is because my body and mind entirely are being slowly devoured by the baby.  I’m nine days away from my scheduled c-section (but past 38 weeks, so could go into labor on my own any time) and my body hasn’t ever been this pregnant before. The baby apparently likes being…

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Being a Rotten Patient.

Healthcare, Infertility and Pregnancy By August 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 15 Comments

Yesterday, I was a rotten patient. At this point in my previous pregnancy, I had already been in hospital on bedrest for two weeks, so this whole rolling around on the “outside” while a few days shy of 37 weeks pregnant is new to me.  The emotions I felt on bedrest were really volatile and I cried a lot and…

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Spring-Loaded Navel Gazing.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By August 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 12 Comments

(Edit: I had originally written “naval gazing” instead of “navel gazing.” Thus illustrating the point of this post, which is that my mind is quickly becoming mush. Thanks, Bobby, for the edit. 🙂 ) It’s week 35 of this fetus party.  All I have left to give are bullet points. My stomach moves.  Often.  To be more precise, it’s my…

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Diabetic Pregnancy: Third Trimester.

Blood Sugars, Infertility and Pregnancy By June 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

Ten weeks left until the little man arrives, which means I’m in the third trimester and ready to fast forward through the summer.  FAST.  FORWAAAAAAAAARD!! Swelling.  So far, so good.  I don’t have any swelling to speak of, which is a far cry from my first pregnancy, when I was in StayPuft mode starting around 28 weeks and stayed there…

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The Thin, Red Line.

Blood Sugars By May 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 9 Comments

For the last few days, I’ve been sick.  Sicker than I’ve been in several years – a man cold morphing into a respiratory infection with an agenda, evolving into nausea that rivaled all my morning sickness put together, crashing into having to visit the doctor and cancel a trip to California this week.  (For the record, I’ve never had to cancel…

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Halfway Point.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By April 20, 2016 Tags: , 11 Comments

We’re a little over 20 weeks into this pregnancy, which means that I’m over halfway done baking (baking? brewing? percolating.) the new little Sparling.  The last twenty weeks have been busy: Doctors appointments.  There are many of these.  We started with the visits to the fertility clinic, where I had a lot of assessment visits and then, once we were…

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