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Hope Springs Eternal by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 While sitting on the couch last night taking a break from the movie we were watching I decided to click on Facebook to pass the time.  I saw a post by a fellow D dad.  His ... Read on »
Type 1 Diabetes Invades Another Home by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 I was sitting in the gym early Saturday morning.  While waiting for Riley’s basketball game to start I got on Facebook on my phone.  I had a message.  When I checked it, i ... Read on »
Diabetes is Sneaky by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley’s 8 year diaversary is coming up next week.  8 years.  Wow.  It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for 8 years.  Also, it’s hard to believe we ever lived a li ... Read on »
The Blessings of Diabetes by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Saturday (Oct 6) was Riley’s 7 year anniversary of his diagnosis.  In years past, I would anticipate the day.  I would worry about how I would handle it and the emotions i ... Read on »
Same Old Fears Different Day by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Most days I can forget how dangerous Type 1 diabetes is.   I can forget the havoc it wreaks on the body and on the mind.  I can forget that it kills.  I guess it’s a defense ... Read on »
Happy 6th by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Six years ago today my world, the world of my 3 year old son, and my family’s world was turned upside down by six little words:  “Your son has Type 1 diabetes.”  We were all ... Read on »
Reading A Cure for Emma by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Today I began reading the book A Cure for Emma by Julie Colvin. For those who may not know the book “chronicles a mother’s quest to heal her child from a nearly invisible di ... Read on »
A Rant and a Letter to the Lady at the Gate by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Seems I only come here to rant about diabetes now. Not like that's not what I was doing almost 6 years ago when I started this blog. Back then my posts where more melancholy ... Read on »
Gotta' Look For the Blessings by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Today my little man is 9 years old. Yes, 9. Can you believe it? For those who have been following along with this blog since the beginning, he was 3 when I started writing i ... Read on »
Why I Love My Alarm Clock by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 (**Note: This post was written a while ago and I never got around to publishing it.) I’m not what one may call tech savvy. I do pick up on how to use new technology prett ... Read on »
JDRF Vs. Faustman by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 About three weeks ago I came across a post by DOC founder Allison Blass . I was very interested to read it for a couple of reasons. One, it talked about losing faith in a c ... Read on »
Home is Where the Diabetes Supplies Are by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 We just moved into a new house. We have been renters our whole married lives and finally made the leap into being homeowners. I love it. It's so nice to be able to paint wha ... Read on »
A Harsh Reminder by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 This week I was harshly reminded of how terrible Type 1 diabetes is. I was reminded by a little girl named Eilish. Eilish passed away in the middle of the night because of a ... Read on »
A Five Year Battle by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Five years ago today my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I don’t have the energy, either physical or emotional to write an actual blog post about it. Right now I ... Read on »
Another Quicky Update by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 It seems I always promise a real post, yet always do little bullets. One day, I'll write a real, heart-felt post about diabetes. But, not today. *** I'll start with d ... Read on »
Eight Is Great! by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 My sweet baby boy turns 8 today. I cannot believe how the years have flown. Happy birthday, little man. You inspire me with your courage and positive attitude ... Read on »
Quicky Updates by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 I don't mean to stay away for so long. I really don't. So, for now, here are some quick updates on life. ** Had my surgery (hysterectomy, kept one ovary) on March 29th. E ... Read on »
What's Happening by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 I don’t post on a regular basis anymore. My blog reading has slowed down considerably too. Still, I think about you guys often and even if I don’t type out an actual post, ... Read on »
Kinder than necessary by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 I started to write a blog post and deleted it. It was just way too negative. I have a lot going on in my life right now. My mom is still sick with no answers, a piece of lan ... Read on »
Endo Rant and an Ode to Dr. M by Penny R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley had his endo appointment on Friday. His A1C had gone up from 7.2 to 7.8. I wasn’t surprised. On the way to the appointment Riley and I took a guess as to what his A ... Read on »