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CWD: Pregnancy and Diabetes

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By July 26, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

When Jeff Hitchcock approached me last year and asked if I would feel comfortable leading the Pregnancy and Diabetes session at Friends for Life, I was honored.  But also a little confused.  What on earth was I going to tell the session attendees?  I couldn’t spout off medical information.  I am not a licensed medical professional. “I’m just a person with diabetes who…

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CWD: Parenting With Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By July 19, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Lead by Korey Hood and Stefan Rubin, the Parenting with Type 1 Diabetes session at Friends for Life was aiming to touch upon the different challenges of being a parent with type 1 diabetes, instead of the concentration on parenting a child with type 1 diabetes that Children With Diabetes was once known for.  This was my first year attending this…

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Eye Love San Diego

Diabetes Complications, Diabetic Mommy By June 28, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Back at the beginning of May, the Bird took a swipe at my left eyeball with her little birdie talon, ripping off a nice, solid chunk of my cornea and leaving me in some serious pain.  It was a rough couple of days, especially because Chris was away for the week on business, but my family and friends pitched in to help…

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Fourteen

Diabetic Mommy By June 17, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Birdy, Oh you. You are into everything.  I can’t childproof this house enough for your fast little fingers.  Screen door?  Let’s try and put our faces through it, okay?  Mulch in the garden?  I know – it tastes delicious!  Dexcom receiver?  Your favorite thing to HIDE!  Toy box?  You want to see what’s at the bottom!  Yay!!!  YAY!!!!! By the…

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Need vs. Want

Dexcom, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, Robot Life By June 10, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

When I was planning my pregnancy, I wanted a Dexcom because I desperately wanted to bring down my A1C without crashing and burning into a pile of low blood sugars.  But when I was pregnant and dealing with the epic lows of my first trimester (hello, 29 mg/dl without symptoms), I needed my CGM. Sometimes the Dexcom is not on-target.  If I am hyper-calibrating and feeding it too…

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Nine

Diabetic Mommy By January 17, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Dear Little Bird, First off, who told you that you could start crawling?  I never gave you permission to do such things.  About a week ago, you just up and decided that it was time to get from here to there using your chubby legs to propel you across your bedroom floor.  Your knees are red from shuffling along on the…

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Oh Sh …

Diabetic Mommy By January 10, 2011 Tags: No Comments

This looks like trouble to me.  🙂  Welcome to the world of mobility, birdy.  You might also like: Diabetes Advocacy Postcards. “How do you explain diabetes to her?” Wordless Wednesday: Birdzone in the LHJ Zone.

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Update on BSparl

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By December 1, 2009 Tags: , , , No Comments

It’s been a long, wonderful day at Joslin, and I have a lot to say, but for now, Chris and I are going to decorate our Christmas tree, drink sugar-free hot chocolate with marshmallows, and grin about our daughter, who is due on May 4th. A little baby girl. I love her so much already. I couldn’t feel happier right…

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