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Complications by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 When I dropped Riley off at my mom’s this morning she told me that she had gotten a call that one of my relatives with Type 2 diabetes was in the hospital and was going to hav ... Read on »
This Is It by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley's last day of school was today. He is now officially a second-grader. My mom took him out for ice cream to celebrate. Luckily, his sugar cooperated and was 81 at the ... Read on »
Oops, I Did Again by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 I was reading Jill's blog and she was talking about her daughter forgetting to dose herself for lunch. In the comments some people shared some of their similar experiences. ... Read on »
Odds and Ends by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 ** Riley’s sugars have been pretty good lately. He’s had a few lows, but not low-lows. I did decrease one of his basals last night because he keeps going low (but not low-lo ... Read on »
One of Those Days by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley had a ballgame yesterday afternoon. He had lunch just before the game. When I checked his sugar right before the game it was on the higher end of the spectrum but I didn ... Read on »
Field Day Update and Sappy Post by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Field day was a success! I know I ended yesterday’s post on a downer note, but really everything turned out OK. I misunderstood what the teacher said yesterday about his ... Read on »
Field Day by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley has a field day today. I’m trying not to think about it too much, but I can’t really help it. I know in my head that stressing over it and worrying about it won’t help a ... Read on »
Different, Yet the Same by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 The very first day of baseball practice Michael and I were sitting in the bleachers. He leaned over and tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Hey, I think that girl was wearin ... Read on »
Memory Mondays: January 23, 2006 by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Another one from the archives: The Storm It's hard to remember when the waves weren't crashing around me. I know it hasn't been that long ago, but it seems like fo ... Read on »
Seven by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 My baby is seven years old today. I can't believe my baby boy is seven. We celebrated a little already on Saturday. We went to a Japanese steakhouse, bowling, and then ... Read on »
Jaded by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Early on in Riley’s diagnosis I was full of hope for a cure because I had to be. I couldn’t bare the thought that Riley would have diabetes forever. My coping mechanism at t ... Read on »
They Come in Eights by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 I was tagged by Jill so here it goes.... Eight things I’m looking forward to…. Retirement The end of school for my kids. My last day of work for the summer. ... Read on »
Now What? by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley had a scheduled endo appointment on April 17th. A few days before the appointment I got a voicemail from the receptionist saying that the doctor had to cancel the appoi ... Read on »
Who Would I Be? by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if diabetes had never touched it? I don't, at least, not usually. But, last night I wondered, not what life itself would be lik ... Read on »
I am Blessed by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Two weeks ago, on Good Friday, a 7 year old boy in my town was killed in an ATV accident. Even though I am not a fan of 4 wheelers and my kids are not allowed on them because ... Read on »
Random Updates by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 It's been a while since my last post, so I thought I'd do a little mini update: Holden has been counting down his senior year by Mondays. He has 4 Mondays left and the ... Read on »
Memory Mondays: Dec. 31, 2005 by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 It was strange going back and reading this post and thinking about life prior to Riley getting diagnosed with diabetes. And, somehow it didn't make me sad like it used to. ... Read on »
How to Protect the Pump? by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley is getting ready to start baseball. This will be his first year playing with a real baseball. Prior to this year he was playing T ball and they used a soft, spongy bal ... Read on »
Memory Mondays: Dec. 6, 2005 by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 I had to smile when I read this post. Ahhh, how naive I was back then to think that when I gave insulin Riley's sugar would always go down. And, 1/2 unit of insulin per 45g ... Read on »
TGIF (updates) by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Riley had a filed trip yesterday. He was so excited. He loves getting to ride on the bus. The problem is that when Riley gets excited he tends to go low. He went to see a ... Read on »