12 Hours with Type 1 Diabetes

People continue to remind me all the time just how misunderstood type 1 diabetes really is. Someone recently asked me if Lily took a pill for her diabetes. (Insert palm to forehead emoji.) And another insinuated that since Lily wears a pump, we basically are on cruise control. Far from it, friends. I don't mind … Continue reading 12 Hours with Type 1 Diabetes

Tips for Camping with Type 1 Diabetes

We've now logged three (soon to be four) camping trips with type 1 diabetes along for the ride. It seemed impossible at first, but it's totally doable - fine, in fact. Like anywhere we go and anything we do, it's just another thing to keep track of, more supplies to bring, more vigilance required. Camping … Continue reading Tips for Camping with Type 1 Diabetes

Acceptance. Finally, or Maybe Just for Now.

  When a parent is handed a lifelong diagnosis for their young child, such as type 1 diabetes, a long grieving process begins. It's incredibly hard to accept the new direction your lives will now take -- individually, and together. If you've never been through something like this, it's hard to understand, but you immediately … Continue reading Acceptance. Finally, or Maybe Just for Now.