Archive for October, 2010

Ketones. (2010-10-25)

Ketones are like the mud icing on the dirt cupcake that we call diabetes. As if dealing with Type 1 diabetes were not enough children and adults with T1 must also be very mindful of deadly ketones which can appear for obvious reasons, like pump malfunction, or out of the blue perhaps because of an […]


Too shaky to get out of bed. (2010-10-20)

That’s what my son said to me this morning when I went to wake him up for school. “Mama,” he whispered, “I’m too shaky to get out of bed.” So I ran. I ran to grab his meter and glucose drink all in one swoop. Tested. 41. FORTY ONE!!! Of course he was too shaky […]