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
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
June's a big month in our household. My son Griffin will be one-year-old on June 29 and the second anniversary of Lily's type 1 diabetes diagnosis is June 9 -- also know as a diaversary in the T1D world. (Read my first diaversary post.) Just one year after Lily's onset of type 1, we welcomed … Continue reading June: The Baby Turns 1, Type 1 Turns Two
Someone recently asked me what the hardest thing about having a child with type 1 is, and I had to think. Is it the fact that I literally have not slept through the night since she was diagnosed almost two years ago? Is it the constant worry? The constant monitoring and calculating? I don't know. … Continue reading The Hardest Thing Lately
So in love with these photos by the talented Amy Liehr - check her out if you're in the Denver area! It was super windy that day (but Amy somehow captured some moments where my hair wasn't in my face), Griffin was teething (like whoa), and Lily was begging to go have ice cream most of … Continue reading Family Photo Shoot!
About a month ago, we underwent "Project Binky Removal" -- a long anticipated, dreaded, and much debated undertaking. It may not seem like this is related to type 1 diabetes, but like most everything in our lives, T1D is a big factor. From birth, Lily had the need to suck on something at all times. … Continue reading Bye Bye Binky
We don't eat low carb all the time at our house, but we do try to eat mostly unprocessed whole foods (though I'd be lying if I said we don't make the occasional box of mac and cheese for lunch). I do find it really helpful to have a few easy, go-to weeknight meals that … Continue reading Kid-Friendly Low(ish) Carb Recipes
When I was pregnant with my second child, a lot of people had no qualms in asking me, "What are the chances this baby will have type 1 diabetes too?" Ooof. Don't feel bad if you were one of them, but it's just a bit of a punch in the gut for an expecting … Continue reading Siblings of Type 1 Children + TrialNet
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.