This week has been a busy one for us. Our big kid celebrated his two year "Diaversary", and, because it never rains but it pours (and this has never been truer for us than in August of 2018), our little guy turned two this week too. Our house has been filled with balloons and giggles, [...]
At the hospital, they teach you how to give shots and juggle numbers and make life or death decisions, but the reality is that only time will tell how your little T1 will learn to navigate this strange world where not everyone has a verifiably hopeless pancreas like they do. He knew he had T1D - that he was different, and brave. But how could we possibly explain to our (by then) 3 year old the magnitude of what that meant for him? Over the years, the conversations have become easier. We've taken our lead from him - what he's ready to know, and what he's not. What words to use. This is the best of what we've learnt.
This particular day was my husband's first long day back at work after a brief but much-appreciated stint of paternity leave, and my first time solo-tackling the baby and the newly-diagnosed two year old. Life was pretty up in the air and to be honest, in the early days of life post-diagnosis, my way of [...]
Not so long ago, we made the switch from the Omnipod system to the T-Slim (more on that here). But before that, in the early days, pods were pretty much our life. The transition from injections to pods had been such an indescribable relief that we knew we'd never go back, and those little three-day [...]