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11 out of 15 (2018-7-26)

This is where we are today. Eleven years of diabetes out of 15 years of life. Seems daunting when those numbers are laid out there. For 11 years of my son’s 15 years of life he has had to be a pancreas in order to stay alive. 11 years of finger sticks, needles, pump changes, highs, […]


10 years… (2017-7-25)

10 years… 10 years of checking…checking blood…checking insulin pumps…checking if he’s high or low or somewhere in between…checking if he’s ok, I mean REALLY ok…checking if we’re good…checking if we got this. 10 years of needles…from syringes to pen needles to insulin pump inserter…10 years of OUCH and sometimes DAMN and other times TEARS…10 years […]


Teenage hands. (2016-11-6)

When we (yes, I typed ‘we’) were first diagnosed almost ten years ago, my son was a baby. A real live 4 year old baby. A baby in many other people’s eyes too. I mean, c’mon, 4 year olds are still adorable, cute, funny, silly and well, babies. I used to test his blood using […]