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parenting with diabetes

Eleven and the Harmonimato.

Diabetic Mommy July 24, 2017 3 Comments

Hey there little Guy, “YEAH!” is your favorite word.  You are a crawling affirmation of everything.  You make me feel a teeny bit like I gave birth to Lil Jon.  YEAH! “YEAH!!” All the time, from you.  “YEAH!!”  At the grocery store and in the car and at Grammie’s and when we pick Birdy up from camp.  “YEAH!”  While you’re…

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Recipe for FFL.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes July 12, 2017 9 Comments

Want to make Friends for Life?  Here’s how: Ingredients: 1 large Coronado Spring Millions of humidity molecules 3,000 family members who live with diabetes 1,000 (estimated) Mickey Mouse waffles 22 bowls of glucose tabs Dozens of supportive siblings Hundreds of orange bracelets Hundreds of green bracelets Several buffet tables of carb-counted food Add sports central, support sessions, and learning workshops to…

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Five Months.

Uncategorized January 25, 2017 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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Fifteen Minutes, Fifteen Grams.

Blood Sugars, Diabetic Mommy June 8, 2016 11 Comments

I just needed fifteen minutes, after fifteen grams of carbs. “I can’t go with you, because I need to eat something else and wait for my blood sugar to come up.  You guys can go without me and come right back, if you want?” The sentences sounded soft and measured.  Sure, go for the bike ride around the neighborhood, dear daughter…

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Balancing Diabetes: Parenting with Diabetes.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes April 6, 2016 10 Comments

Back in March of 2014, my first book was published by Spry Publishing and it features a number of different voices from the diabetes community.  Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from Balancing Diabetes titled “Parenting with Diabetes,” which dives into the journey of parenting while managing diabetes, with perspectives from friends in the diabetes community.  Thanks to Spry and the diabetes community as…

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“Instead of making insulin …”

Diabetic Mommy December 15, 2014 11 Comments

“What’s insulin?” my daughter asked me as I was buckling her into the car seat. She knows the word because vials of insulin sit where the butter usually resides in other people’s refrigerators. “Insulin is a hormone that people’s pancreases make.  It helps make the foods we eat into something our bodies can use for energy.  My pancreas doesn’t make…

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