She Her D and Me Posts

August 22 / / Chasing Lows

I’ve been told lately that I might think too much about diabetes sugar surfing and trends and what have you. When She is with dad I sometimes manage to take a break from opening the blueloop text notificatons or Dexcom Follow app to peek at trends. Last night wasn’t one…

Every summer my She’s go on vacation with the entire He’s family to a rented house on a beautiful lake. It’s an easy, breezy, fun week of boating, tubing, food, games, walks and laughter. It’s a vacation I enjoyed for many years before the pain of separation entered our lives.…

July 20 / / Advocacy

This is just one experience of our trip to Florida to be with our people. I’ll be writing about other experiences from Masterlab and FFL in coming posts. Masterlab, organized by the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), is a program filled with experts who are immersed, on various levels, in a life…

July 3 / / Friends

This is easily one of my favorite questions asked while in the company of lifelong friends, because most “remember whens” crack us up so much it makes us look like we are the most fun people on the planet. Every few months or so, a group of my friends from…

One of the reasons for starting this blog was to give a voice to managing diabetes in a non-traditional family situation. I’ve found nothing productive or kind on the internet about people who are going through this life in satisfactory mode. And, this is a little bit of venting. Call…

June 11 / / Teens and T1D

Dexcom Share – Week One This past year I’ve been interested enough to read about the #wearenotwaiting crowds’ experience with their CGMs and special rigs, the initial Dexcom cradle set up, and now the official Dexcom Share. As a mom of a teen with diabetes (why hasn’t anyone started the…

May 2 / / Normies

Watchful for signs and symptoms Understanding when others are not Adaptable when diabetes interrupts life’s moments Appreciative of the gifts she brings into your life Protective when you feel she needs it Forgiving when she’s cranky from a low Trusting that she knows what she’s doing Listening when she needs…

April 29 / / Health

Yes. I do. ME Growing up in a family full of issues made me who I am today – a person who does want to know. Because of this need to know, I’ll never be laid back. And I want to know only so I can live longer and healthier…

April 25 / / Burnout

There’s no rule book for teens, just as there wasn’t a rulebook for babies or four year olds who whine incessantly. People warn you, and you just know you’ll be different, you’ll be a better, cooler mom than the person standing in front of you who rolls their eyes, offering…