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The Baby Stuff Post.

Uncategorized May 22, 2017 1 Comment

Let’s make a list of baby stuff that I’d recommend, because I think it’s a useful post to do. “WHAAAAAT??? No, this is a diabetes blog!” Sorry.  I have some baby gear recommendations that I want to have as part of the archive, in part to pass along to other moms (with or without diabetes) and in part because I…

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Sixaroo.

Diabetic Mommy March 1, 2017 4 Comments

Little Guy, Six months old!!  Is what you are.  Indeed, six months ago you were all coiled up in my belly like a snake ready to strike into our lives, which sounds super violent but was more super exhausting and super cute than anything else.  Hey, run on sentence, there you are. We’re at the point with you where we…

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YCDT: Encouraging Independence.

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support April 1, 2014 No Comments

There’s an excellent, and inspiring, new You Can Do This video centered on parents helping their children with diabetes gain independence. From the YCDT site:  “Independence in any aspect of a teen’s life can be a double-edged sword for parents – while parents want their children to be capable, that same capability is the gateway to their separation and evolution…

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Close, but(t) not close enough.

Pumping Insulin, Robot Life February 24, 2014 9 Comments

“My mom?  She has brown hair and a red shirt,” said my daughter’s playgroup friend, climbing up the jungle gym. “My mom is over there.  She has a pump in her butt,” my daughter pointed towards me and waved, causing me to quickly answer the look of surprise on the other parents’ faces with a brief, panicked explanation of the…

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Batman Princess.

Diabetic Mommy July 17, 2013 37 Comments

“So when do we go to the confwence, Mawm?” “In two weeks.  And did you know there is going to be a big fancy dress-up ball?  Like a big party for princes and princesses?” “Yeah?” “Yeah.  And you get to dress up as a princess, if you’d like.  Would you like to dress up as a princess that night?” “I…

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My Little Orange Bracelet.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes July 11, 2013 15 Comments

At the Friends for Life conference, people who are living with type 1 diabetes wear bright green bracelets.  Green bracelet’ers are the people who know what my diabetes life is like, from the injections to the blood checks, from the guilt to the successes.  They get it. But the orange bracelets go on the wrists of the loved ones of…

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RIP, PTC.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Uncategorized July 9, 2013 20 Comments

Our cat, Prussia (known formally as Prussia the Cat, or PTC) had been ailing for a few months.  And over the last week, her decline was fast. “She looks really skinny.  And her breathing is labored.  Also, I think she peed on the floor over there.  She’s definitely getting much sicker.  We should bring her to the vet.” But Prussia…

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