Friday, October 29, 2010


Today was our D'versary...2 years!
(you can click these links and read about our diagnosis and time in the hospital)

I was going to write a meaningful post on how we have grown stronger...blah, blah, blah.
Honestly, I am just too tired!
So instead, I will just repost this poem(?) that I came across back in those early days that I thought was great and helped me come to terms with what we were dealt....


Most women become mothers by accident, some by choice, a few by social pressures and a couple by habit. Did you ever wonder how mothers of children with diabetes are chosen? Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to make notes in a giant ledger.

"Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron Saint Matthew."

"Forrest, Marjorie, daughter, Patron Saint Cecilia."

"Rutledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint Gerard. He's used to profanity."

Finally, He passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a child with diabetes." The angel is curious. "Why this one, God? She's so happy."

"Exactly", smiles God. "Could I give a child with diabetes to a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel".

"But has she the patience?" asks the angel.

"I don't want her to have too much patience, or she will drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wear off, she'll handle it. I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I am going to give her has her own world. She has to make it live in her world and that's not going to be easy."

"But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you."

God smiles. "No matter. I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness."

The angel gasps. "Selfishness? Is that a virtue?"

God nods. "If she cannot separate herself from the child occasionally, she will never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with less than perfect."

"She does not realize it yet, but she is to be envied. I will permit her to see clearly the things I see .... ignorance, cruelty, prejudice ... and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as if she is here by my side."

"And what about her patron saint?" asks the angel, his pen poised in mid air. God smiles. "A mirror will suffice."

by Erma Bombeck

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gimme some sugar!

Another awesome giveaway over at My Sugar Bugs.

Go check it out!!

I want to win this for our D'versary ;-)

2 years ago...

2 years ago... I didn't "get it"
2 years ago... I had no idea how my life was about to change
2 years ago... my son's fingers did not have a million little holes in them
2 years ago... I didn't have to read a nutrition label before handing out a snack
2 years ago... I had butter in my fridge door, not vials of insulin
2 years ago... I sent my son to school with no worries
2 years ago... I was not sleeping through the night because I had a nursing baby
2 years ago... I was extremely afraid of needles (still not a fan!)
2 years ago... I didn't know anyone with Type 1 diabetes (or so I thought!)
2 years ago... my son would down a cup of milk or water in seconds and ask for more
2 years ago... my son was wetting the bed, every night (he never did that, even when potty training)
2 years ago... I didn't know I would have to make my son bleed multiple times a day
2 years ago... I didn't know I would have to stick my son with multiple needles to keep him alive
2 years ago... I had no idea what a pump was
2 years ago... basal and bolus were foreign words to me
2 years ago... I could leave the house with just our keys to get back in
2 years ago... told the advice nurse I couldn't come in today, will have to be tomorrow
2 years ago... I didn't know my boy's body was failing him
2 years ago... I didn't appreciate the complexities of a normal functioning pancreas
2 years ago... I had no idea what a normal blood sugar level was, let alone a low or high one
2 years ago... I would never have asked my friends and family for donations to charity
2 years ago... JDRF was just another organization I hadn't heard of
2 years ago... juice was something you sometimes drank if you were thirsty
2 years ago... I had no idea what tomorrow would bring, tomorrow was the day we found out Bryce had Type 1 Diabetes

2 years ago... my life was totally different

Tomorrow is our 2 year D'versary.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Naked Pancreas in PDX

The amazing Reyna over at Beta Buddies put together this great Naked Pancreas Meme on how we manage our kiddos diabetes:

Here is my NAKED PANCREAS...

1. What kind on insulin management mode do you use?
Bryce has been on the Animas Ping (blue) for a year and a half...LOVE it!

2. How often do you inject/change pump sites?
We change his site out every 2 -3 days depending on how it looks and how his numbers are. I have gone 4 days before. I now put less insulin in the cartridge so it will give me a low cartridge warning when it is time to change it out, otherwise I usually forget (unless there are issues of course) Using the Inset 30 (blue)

3. What type (s) of insulin do you use?

4. What are your basal settings ?
6a-9a 0.325
9a-8p 0.275
8p-6a 0.175

5. What are your correction factors ?
12a-7a 225
7a-8p 180
8p-12a 205

6. What are your meal ratios ?
12a-9:30a (breakfast) 1:12
9:30a-5p (lunch) 1:16
5p-12a (dinner) 1:18

7. What do you do for activity and/or PE?
Since Bryce is just in school half day for Kindergarten, we don't have to worry about PE yet. Before recess, he gets a "free" snack of crackers or a cookie (5g)...they test him and give him a correction bolus before if needed, then he can have snack with the rest of his class. For swim lessons and most other sports, we disconnect his pump and give him an unbolused snack if he is under 150. We still haven't quite got it all figured out (neither has his body!)

8. How do you manage Pizza, Macaroni and Cheese, or any other "difficult to manage" foods?
We combo bolus. Pizza doesn't effect him as much as grilled cheese sandwiches or cheeseburgers. Those we combo and also do a temp basal. Oatmeal and donuts are other killers but I think we are figuring it out as we go along.

9. How do you prefer to manage your logs/data?
Since we have been on the pump, I use the ezManagerMax that came with our pump. I glance over his numbers after almost every set change and if they are looking too wonky, will print them out and highlight the highs and lows to figure out what needs tweeking. But just like other experienced Dmamas, I can pretty much figure it out in my head where things are off and need adjusting. Seeing it on paper (or the computer) just confirms it.

So now that I put it all out there, we will probably be doing some changes...but that is the life of a pancreas right.

Anyone else game?
You're up!

falling off a cliff while trying to sleep...

This graph shows Bryce's blood sugars last night/this morn from about 8:30p-8:30am. All day I couldn't get him under 250. Flu shots and Krispy Kreme donuts sure didn't help (not to mention this little cold he has). Ended up doing a set change at 11pm since he was still raising. All of his insulin decided to kick in around 1:30am and as you can see, he plummeted FAST! Then we were fighting lows all night...ugh! Mama needs some coffee today for sure!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Not JUST a Flu Shot

We didn't tell our boys that they were getting their flu shots tonight. When we pulled up to the doctor's office, my 7 year old figured it out. When he said "flu shot", Bryce screamed and darted back into the minivan. I went ahead with the other two boys as my hubby tried to pry our 5 year old out. Though there were cries from my 2 year old, his shot was over and done pretty quick. Even my 7 year old was brave and just took his shot. When they were done, I could hear when Bryce came into the office cuz he was screaming "no, no, no!"
You would think a boy who gets his fingers pricked 10 times a day, that every other day gets a huge needle putting an infusion set under his skin for his insulin pump, and every week has a big needle stuck in him to monitor his blood sugars, would not have a problem with a flu shot!....OH NO!!
Eventually,(thanks to my hubby's muscles) the nurse was able to give Bryce his shot too.

What reward did they want after? Krispy Kreme of course!
Can you say "hello, 415!!"

Monday, October 25, 2010

this is what the sniffles do...

Yep, that is 12 hours of bgs over 200 (with an increased temp basal!!) Surprisingly, no ketones and pretty good behavior.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Bed

8 years ago, before we had kids, when I was pregnant with my first child, I KNEW what kind of parent I was going to be. I knew how I would feed them, discipline them, educate them, and play with them. I knew I would not let MY kids control me. I would not be that mom who needed everyone to be quiet because the baby was sleeping. I was not going to have any problems listening to my baby cry if he didn't want to sleep in his crib. My kids would be well behaved and very loved. I would NEVER raise my hand or my voice to them. Our lives wouldn't be different, we'd just have a baby in it. We would be the perfect family.

Then my son was born....and EVERYTHING I ever thought was changed. Nursing was hard. More than that, it was downright excrutiating but I persevered and it got better, great actually. My son spit up everything, I was always changing our clothes. I was miserable even though I was so in love with my little bundle. And sleeping...hah! My son would only sleep in my arms, and I couldn't bear to hear his cries when I laid him down. I swore my kids would sleep in their own rooms from the beginning. But that is not what happened. I wanted my little boy as close to me as possible, at all times. So we c0-slept. When he was 5 months old, we upgraded to a king sized bed (we had to make room for the 2 cats and greyhound too!).

Eventually my son moved to his own room and his own crib. When my second son was born, I swore I would not make the same mistakes and THIS one would sleep in his own room. Yeah, didn't happen, once he was born, I couldn't put him down either (my choice, not his this time) And again, the third time around, the same thing happened.

Bryce was diagnosed when my youngest son was only 6 months old. Because he was sleeping with me at night, my husband took over the night time blood sugar checks, not wanting to disturb the sleeping baby in my arms. Almost 2 years later, my husband still does the night check because many times, there is a toddler in my arms. The rule is that my son has to start the night off in his bed then after we turn our lights out, he can come in. He usually makes it into our room between 12:30 and 2am. Many nights, I can't fall asleep until he comes in and snuggles with me. But that is still not when I sleep my best...

Like other Dmoms, I never sleep peacefully because part of my mind is worrying about my son with diabetes who sleeps down the hall (and at 2am, their room seems like its an eternity away!). I have one ear to the baby monitor, listening for movement, alarms from Dex, anything that will give me an idea of the status of my sweetest boy. Some nights, Bryce will come into our room and climb into our bed. Those nights, I don't worry. I wrap my arms around him, I feel him breathing, I feel his heart beating right by mine, I know he is okay. I may not be sleeping well because I am sandwiched between two boys, usually with the little one on top of me. But I love these nights. Part of me wishes I could have Bryce sleep with me every night.

Friday, October 22, 2010

to have no fear

Earlier this week, a child lost her life due to type 1 diabetes. Dead in Bed Syndrome is the cause that explains nothing. It is the fear that all of us parents of children with diabetes face each day and night. It haunts our dreams, keeps us from sleeping soundly, forces us to wake throughout the night to check in on our child so that this fear does not become our reality.

The fear is much like that a newborn parent has for SIDS. The difference is that with SIDS, the baby grows up and the risk disappears with it, thereby alleviating the fear. With Dead in Bed, the risk never goes away, the fear never alleviates and it won't until there is a CURE.

Why do we fight so hard? Why is a cure so important? Because this fear is a reality for too many living with type 1 diabetes.

keep fighting, keep fundraising, keep advocating, keep testing, keep blogging, keep loving, keep hoping, keep living

Monday, October 18, 2010

riding the line

We have Dex's LOW set at 90. Bryce's numbers this afternoon cruised along that line with slight dips and bumps. That means he was 80-100 for almost 5 hours. It was truly a thing of beauty!

later in the evening, he dropped to 70 and after a glucose tab dropped to 65, some caramel bumped him to 160. So how the heck is it that less that 30 mins later he was 32??!! Frickin D! Anyhow, I will enjoy the brief time off the roller coaster!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Naughty Night

Get your mind out of the gutter...this is a D blog people!

Last night, Dex was being feisty. He had been so honest and forthright all day that I think he felt it was time to be naughty when we were going to bed.

We heard beeps and buzzes of all numbers and tones...3s, 2s, even a 4 beep and single beeps!
(for those unfamiliar with the Dexcom cgm, it will buzz 3 times for a low or a fast fall, beep twice for a high or fast rise...not sure what the 4 and 1 beeps were)

Each time we went in (ok, each time my hubby went in...I had a sleeping baby in my arms. Ok, not a baby but a two and a half year old but still!) Bryce was around 160...nothing to worry about. But Dex wanted us to worry. Wanted us to run down the hall.

Eventually, my husband decided to take Dex so he would stop bother us since we knew Bryce's numbers were fine.

But then Dex started beeping at us every few minutes to tell us he was out of range!! At this point, the hubs and I were sleep deprived and angry. In the almost 14 years we have been together, we have only had one or two arguments. Dex managed to add one more to that list. Not sure what exactly we were fighting about since we were both half asleep but it was not a good thing.

When asked what I think about Dex, I have a really hard time answering that. When he is behaving, I LOVE him. When he pulls this $**t, I really HATE him.

A SUPERhero giveaway!

Head over to The Superhero and the Princess for not one, but 3 cool giveaways!

Monday, October 11, 2010

great giveaways...

Head over to I Am Your Pancreas for this weeks Sugar Bolus...
Jen is giving away a Spibelt and some local Seattle goodies!

Then make your way to Tallygear to enter to win a fabulous Tummietote.

Don't miss the ID bands being given away at D-Mom Blog.

Gotta love the DOC and all the fun giveaways!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The big D & A1c

While no-D day was a lot of fun and we got to learn others things about members of the DOC, it was far from a 'no-D day' off the blogs...actually it was Bryce's endo appointment day. So a very D day! Yet, I waited to blog about it. So here it is....

A1c 7.5 this is the lowest he has ever been since diagnosis (last term was 8.6 and I cried!) so I am thrilled and the endo is thrilled....however, reading about the A1cs of the DOC kiddos, I am going to strive for better. Anyhow, I believe this improvement is due to the fact that Bryce started his Dex cgm (continuous glucose monitor) since that appointment. We have a better understanding of how he reacts to insulin and food and made some major adjustments to basals and insulin to carb ratios. Guess we did good on those adjustments cuz our endo suggested no!!!

Asked about testing for thyroid and celiac. Turns out he was tested at diagnosis (almost 2 years ago). I had no idea but he apparently tested positive for one of the celiac markers but negative on the other. Holy cow! I had NO idea....granted, at diagnosis, I was in complete shock and they could have told me he grew extra toes and I wouldn't have processed that. If they even went over these results with me, I wouldn't have had any idea what it meant. Now I know, and now I am freaked out. So our endo ordered to have the lab work done and see how it comes back. Crossing fingers!!!

Since we weren't anticipating a blood draw, we decided to skip school and go get a special treat. Guess what he wanted? Krispy Kreme donuts!!!! OMG, really??

Well, why the heck not? So off to Krispy Kreme for a ghost donut we went. And high bgs to battle the rest of the day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Sweetest MAN

11 years ago today, I married my best friend...

I have often thought I was the luckiest woman alive to have such a great man in my life. He has been so wonderful that I worried I was just living in a dream and would someday wake up. He has always been there for me. He picks me up when I feel down. He holds me up when I feel weak. He makes me laugh when I am sad. He calms me down when I am mad. He is my best friend. We can talk for hours on end and enjoy being in each others company. He is also an amazing father. He always gets down and plays with the kids. I often joke that I really have FOUR boys. He puts his family first, often at the expense of himself and having "guy time". He always pitches in where ever he is needed and takes over when I need a break. He treats me like a princess and takes care of my tired, aching mind and body. He gets up at night to check Bryce's blood sugars, so I don't have to. I couldn't ask for a better partner, a better friend, and a better dad for my children. I am madly in love with him...each day even more. He may think he comes last in our family but for me, he is always #1.
Happy Anniversary Baby!!

We met the end of our Senior year at the University of Oregon. His fraternity was having a winter formal and he needed a date (crazy to think that hottie needed a date!) His frat brother's girlfriend was in my sorority and she asked if I was free to go. I was always up for a good time so I agreed. Turned out we had a lot in common and have been together ever since. Yes, a blind date that worked!!

We graduated from University of Oregon in 1997 and moved up to Portland together. We got married in 1999, had our first son in 2002, second in 2005, and third in 2008.

It sure has been a sweet life!! To many, many, many more years!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

the short story about my neighbor

In honor of No D Day,Created by George Simmons (aka Ninjabetic) over at The B.A.D. Blog, I bring you this post about my neighbor...

Just over 5 years ago, we had a new neighbor move in...a really sweet lady in her 60s. She spent most of her time working in her yard making it one of the nicest landscapes in the neighborhood. She became friends with my mom and a trusted person to take care of our house when we were on vacation. We had the best neighbor ever!!

This picture is of my boys playing in our leaves last the background is our neighbor's house with it's gorgeous japanese maple in autumn colors.

Since that pictures was taken, my neighbor started showing signs of paranoid schizophrenia. She began accusing our other neighbors of spying on her and trying to break into her house. She began ranting about a telecom conspiracy. She cancelled her phone, internet, and cable service. She eventually cancelled her garbage service too...and then her water was turned off. One day in the spring, she cut down that gorgeous japanese maple and left it on the grass in the middle of our quaint little cul de sac. She began pulling out all the roses and other shrubs. She claimed they were "plastic" and "receptors for the intercom" Inside her home, she began taking out her lights and covering them with cloth or paper...they were filled with "iBots" She claimed she was being abducted and electronically raped, that she spawned many children (including my neighbors two kids!) and she was tired of it!

Eventually, she began to take things out of her house...artwork, plants and pots, mattresses, an antique chest and piled them in the far corner of her yard. She then started covering her windows with fabric...these later were taken down and replaced with masking tape...yes, MASKING TAPE!! She used masking tape to cover anything and everything that was glass, plastic, metal (because it was hazardous and toxic)

The HOA tried to get her to stop, we have some pretty strict CC&Rs. I am sure she has accumulated many many fines! The sheriff had come out a few times. The crisis team and mental health made several visits. She refused help. She didn't need help, she was fine...everyone else was crazy.

Here she is cutting down one of the supporting posts to her front porch. She claimed it was filled with electronic spying devices. The remaining post (not seen in the picture) eventually became cracked from having to take on all the added weight...she has taped that up too. If you notice, her front door and windows are covered completely with masking tape. The design is very intricate...wonder if there was a meaning behind it.

One day, she pushed (on her own) the refrigerator out of her house and left it out front...(also covered in masking tape and fabric.

After having filled her car with various things from the house (toasters, mirrors, microwave, etc) she began taping it up.

At some point, she took the doors off of her house. I believe this is the front door. All she had in the back of the house was a sheet covering the entrance and the front only had the taped up storm door.

Warning to not touch the "toxic" glass

Here is the outside of her house just a couple days ago...the windows now covered with sheets/blankets
Here is her storm door in the front and the window to the garage...all taped.

Side windows to the garage....nothing left untaped

even the side door....covered in tape. Makes me wish I invested in masking tape!!!! Can you even imagine how many rolls of masking tape she had to have used. And apparently the inside of the house is ten times worse! Such a tragedy.

Anyhow, on Friday, the sheriff came over as she was taping up the hubcaps of her car. The crisis team joined him. Of course I have no idea what was going on but eventually they took her away in the police car. I have contact with her ex-husband, who is an amazing man that could have washed his hands of her but has been there to help her the best he can. He said she is up at the hospital but refusing treatment. We are hoping that it will go to a hearing so that the judge can order her to be medicated. It is so hard to imagine that less than a year ago, she was a "normal" lady. I hope that neighbor comes back...not the looney one.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bryce's Meme

So this Meme was started by Heidi over at D-Tales and has been making it's rounds.
I was wondering how Bryce would answer so here you go...

Well first off, when I told him I had a few questions and could he answer them, he said "no! I always say no, why are you asking me?" Um, this was the first time I brought it up....OH, that's right, he is HIGH right now...will wait for that insulin to kick in and try again!

ok, here we go....he is now 161 and ready to play

What is your name?

How old are you?

When were you diagnosed with diabetes?
4? (he was 3 and a half)

Do you remember what happened when you were diagnosed or how you felt?
I went to the hospital and had lots of jello and graham crackers.

Do finger pokes or shots [or site insertions/infusion set changes] hurt?
well my sets hurt, my finger pokes used to hurt but now they don't at all...they just feel like normal, but sometimes they just feel like your nail pressed hard against it sometimes

What is a high number?
um like maybe 500, yeah like 500....anything over 200 is a HIGH
number (singsongy voice)!

What is a low number?
is 30 too low? yeah, 30!

What does low blood sugar feel like?
it makes me hungry sometimes I feel grumpy

What’s your favorite way to treat a low?
honey and caramel

How do you feel when your blood sugar level is high?
grumpy, angry, mad

What’s the best thing about having diabetes?
I can have things that are sweet when I am low more times than just when I have special treats

What’s the worst thing about having diabetes?
that I have to wait when I am super hungry to eat and when I am low I have to wait 10 mins

Do you worry much about diabetes?

No. I sometimes worry about too low to read, glucagon numbers, but not too much.

If one of your friends were diagnosed with diabetes, what would you say to that friend?
I am diagnosed too.

What’s your favorite food?
watermelon (I didn't know that...that is his brother's fave, had no idea it was his!)

What’s your favorite snack?
peanut butter crackers

What’s your favorite low-carb food?
honey, oh, low carb.... turkey wrapped on cheese stick

Do you know what a blog is?

Do you know that I blog about diabetes?
I don't know what that means! tell me more.

Do you care?
no. yes, I actually do. Blog doesn't sound like a good name

Why do you think I blog about diabetes?
cuz you like to say that word

What’s your biggest wish?
for no diabetes

Who’s your best friend?
I don't have one...I have tons of friends and I don't like any one of them more

What do you like about him/her/them?
I like to play with them

What’s your favorite thing to do?
ride my bike

Do you have a hero?
what does that mean?

What do you want to be when you grow up?
football player

Who’s your favorite person in the whole wide world?
I don't have somebody...actually it's YOU! (awwwwww!!!!!)

Are you afraid of anything?
going too low to read.

Fill in the blank. is___________. There is no right or wrong answer.
Bryce is diagnosed.
Can I go ride my bike now? ok, bye bye!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2010 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

'Bryce's Team: Wipeout Diabetes' had 70 walkers join us on Sunday, Oct. 3rd to support us as we walked to cure diabetes. Final numbers not in but think we raised about $6500. The day started with a pancake breakfast provided by IHOP (talk about filling you up with some fast carbs!) There were lots of fun activity booths and entertainment (not that I saw any of it as I was checking in all our walkers at our tent) After the walk, there was a bbq lunch (hot dogs, chips, and cookies...bring on more empty carbs!!!) then everyone got bracelets to ride all the rides at Oaks Park. We didn't get to stay long because our oldest son had to get to flag football so not many rides for us. Despite the drizzly weather, the event was a huge success with a big turn out (think it was twice as many walkers as last year!) Our team had such a great time. Seeing all the support for all of us dealing with Type 1 is such a heart filling experience.

While this was Bryce's Team, we had 3 other kiddos with type 1 on our team, Gabriella, Kate, & Jules. We also honored a few of our friends and other kiddos with type 1 because we want to find a cure for ALL living with type 1.

Bryce got the craziest balloon hat....he loved it!!

Bryce and his friend Gabriella (also T1)

Bryce and his kindergarten teacher

Getting ready to walk

Big Bro, Jaden, having fun

testing blood sugars before the walk

running with his friends and classmates

Bryce walking hand in hand with his two friends and classmates

Making silly faces in the fun house mirrors

We walk (or run) to find a cure

Bryce and Grace walking

Walking with Noni

All that running, playing, and walking makes a Type 1 LOW!


Evidence of a LOW

Low blood sugar means Daddy carried him the rest of the walk (good thing we were near the end!)
Jaden talked to Chris Dudley (former Trailblazer basketball player, currently running for governor)

Talking Duck football with Chris Dudley

retest...blood sugars all good!

Bryce and Kate, another T1 from our team

Riding the train with his Mimi, lil bro, and cousin

Monday, October 4, 2010

not sticking around today

9:30am-set and sensor change

11am-Dex alarms
hmmm, too early for the 2 start up bgs! Oh, that is cuz it is a sensor failure!!! whoohoo!
check site...sensor just falls right off. Um, what happened to the adhesive? WTF?

11:30am-insert new have to go to school in 2 hours to enter start up bgs.

Thanks Dex!

**just got the double beep...Dex says 394, meter says 124. Right on!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I am fried!!

Need to decompress after my crazy fun filled weekend...

Fri: watched my schizophrenic neighbor get taken away by the sheriff (She has masking taped up her house and her car...yes, you read it right, MASKING TAPE!! I will blog about her story's a doozy! Hoping she gets the help she needs.)
Drove to Eugene.

Sat: took all the boys to the Duck game, cheered like crazy, drove home arriving at midnight, made sign for JDRF Walk, went to bed after 2am to be woken at 2:55am to a low blood sugar alarm (60), wake son and give juice, retest (81) wake again and give milk, blood sugars in range by 4am, my alarm goes off at 6:30am

Sun: JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes...supposed to arrive by 8am for team captain training, get there at 8:20a. 70 walkers on our team, over 6000 at the event. Near end of Walk route, Bryce says he feels low...(32)!! Downs some juice and a glucose tab. Needs to be carried rest of the way. BG goes up just before the high carb lunch. Only time for one ride then have to rush off to Jaden's flag football practice/game. 4:30p home to make dinner...another low (42)! Inhale grapes, caramel, milk, and dinner. See Dex skyrocket over 350....about an hour later, see it plummet to 71! WTF??

Can I just say, I AM TIRED!!!

Will post about the Walk tomorrow. Good night! (I hope)

Friday, October 1, 2010

We Walk for YOU too!

Love this idea from Alexis at Justice's Misbehaving Pancreas

Our Walk is on Sunday 10/3...just a few days away.
We walk, not just to find a cure for Bryce, but to find a cure for all those living with Type 1. I would love to add the names of these other kiddos that I read about to our sign for our team.

Please leave me a comment if you would like your T1 connection added.

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