Thursday, August 23, 2012

The 25 Day Dexcom Sensor

                                            RIP July 26, 2012 to August 19, 2012

This Dexi was awesome.  It worked well right out the gate, lasted through 3 (count them, 3) re-starts.  It went to the beach.  Near then end she got a cold and sore throat and I said, you know what, I'm gonna give her Tylenol.  And Dexi kept on working.  The numbers started to get a little wonkier at the end and the tape was getting disgusting, so we gave in and yanked it.  I hoped the next one in the box would work as well, but alas, it is not the case.

I'll miss this sensor.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pods on the beach

You can see the pod pretty good here.  The vet wrap gives you funny tan marks and must have a good SPF.

Shortly after this she started with the sore throat...coughing...again.  So we came home a day early.

We saw our endo today and after a summer of great numbers and good averages in the Omnipod PDM, the A1C was only 7.9, sooo this goes to prove that the Omnipod PDM does read lower than the One Touch. I turned up the calibration code so that it show higher numbers just to see what happens.

First day of school is tomorrow and we have a new nurse at school who didn't call me back today, sigh.  She will have no clue what Type 1 is so I will have to educate her, and chase her around which is so aggravating. Stay tuned.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I haven't posted in forever

Life goes on, middle school comes and goes, weather comes and goes...

We are using an Omnipod pump now, not sure if we like it.  I like some aspects and others I don't.  the pods are chunky, you have little control over them.  Her blood sugars seem better but that could be the fact that the freestyle meter reads lower than the One Touch, or the fact that it's summer.

I'm so proud of all the things she's been doing, reading tons of big books this summer (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), doing small chores, getting almost straight A's.  I want her to be more proactive when she feels a low and stuff, but I don't mind helping her with all this.  It's too much for a kid to do themself.

We go on vacation next week and I'm paranoid about her not getting sick before then.  We dealt with more bad bronchitis this year and now I'm attacking the nasal stuff with Nasocort and double allergy shots and maybe that will help when school starts.  Asthma is worse than diabetes sometimes.  I'd love to home school but she needs to get out of the house.

Summer pictures:
New Pod
Paddle Boats

Chocolate Lab
Because every girl needs chocolate, even diabetic ones.

Life comes and goes.   My BFF's mom passed away last night.  She was a crazy, fun woman.  RIP Patti!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 7 Stuff I've learned from other blogs

I have learned tons.  I have so many blogs saved as favorites.  Both of parents with T1 and people, mostly young adults, with T1.  I have learned so much, where do I start:

From Kerri on SUM: about D-camp and how I need to send my daughter (ok, I might be ready some day), how you can make a career out of D, how you can have a baby if you want to!!, how your cats can be CGM's and detect lows, how life can even be fun with D !?!

From Kim at Texting my Pancreas: That you can draw cool pictures with paintbrush, that weddings and pumps are awesome together, that Blunt Lancet is an awesome band, how to laugh at D.

From Meri: How having 3 with D is way crazier than just 1.

From Hallie: Surviving a seizure!!

From Lorraine: the mini Glucagon treatment, Family D-camp, how a seven year old can change his pod.

Oh and so much more.  I can never write like they do, but I can only hope to share that we are another family dealing with D.

Above all else, it helps so much to know we are not alone. Thanks Karen for blog week.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 6 Snapshots

Not d-related, but today we lost our 11th tooth:

A molar.  Too cool.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 5 - Awesome things

My take: Nothing awesome about diabetes, nothing awesome about Friday the 13th.

Catie's two cents: the fact that candy is medicine.

Day 4 a day late - 10 things I hate about Diabetes

As a parent this is what it does to me and my daughter:

1. The lost sleep from checking at night.  I don't care who says I don't have to, I still will check.

2. The worry until the next sugar reading.

3.  The lows.

4. The highs.

5. Millions of doctor appointments. Asthma helps out on this one more.

6. It's 24/7 and never ending.

7.  The threat to her health, her life.

8. Changing sets, will this one hurt or be no big deal?

9. That the pharmacists know my name when they see my face.

10. She can't eat whatever she wants, whenever she wants (Catie's number one beef) when she's at school or with her friends.