“Hey, Mom: My diabetes just turned 16. I think you should buy it a car!” That’s my Lauren. Since nearly the moment she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes – at exactly 2:35 p.m. on October 28, 1997 – 16 … Continue reading Happy Sweet 16 yrs of Type 1 (The one where your diabetes wants a car)
It takes a lot to make me mad during my birthday season. It takes a whole hell of a lot to completely piss me off on my actual birthday. But a$$hats: be proud. You’ve done just that. And while my intention for today was to blow off any work that was not absolutely necessary and just enjoy this crisp fall day, I’m pounding on the keyboard. Make that P-O-U-N-D-I-N-G. Because on behalf of myself, my daughter with Type 1 Diabetes, the gabillion of people I know with T1D and everyone who cares about them, I’m boiling over. Because right now … Continue reading Hey A$$hat! Listen up and listen good (the one where I am so angry I cannot even pick a graphic)
First of all, the person who first posted a blue candle in honor of a person who loses their life to Type 1 diabetes is brilliant. Just about anyone in the D-world knows now, with a glance, what it means. … Continue reading Blue Candles: Is it time for our community to develop etiquette around them?
I was recently called out for being “too positive” and “all ‘lalalala we are fine’” about Lauren’s Type 1 Diabetes. Huh. Well, first of all: I’m not always that way. Sometimes I’m just plain pissed off. And second: it’s not … Continue reading Wedding Week Lessons (The one where Mike’s Dad shows us how to live well)