Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Good Place

Okay, I admit that I think about diabetes A LOT and worry about Taylar A LOT especially with all these summer activities she has been going to.  But overall, I feel like I am in a good spot with this diabetic life.  (I can't believe I just typed that.)  Taylar's numbers have been pretty good besides the occasional nasty high or (less frequent) low.  Her A1C, although not perfect, was down 4 points since last time, and we have just been enjoying the summer.  Ice cream treats and all! 

I truly believe it is the grace of God that has put me in this place and I praise Him for that.  I think that is why there haven't been any posts from me here!  I've actually been enjoying life a little!  It's been a year since Taylar's diagnosis.  Well, one week from today will be one year.  We have come a long way and although it still is a daily battle, I feel like I've learned to handle what comes rather than react and play the blame game.

In this year, I've learned that diabetes is a big, fat, scary monster that will always do what it wants to do.  I do my best to control it, but I've realized that this monster is going to put its foot down no matter how hard I try to beat it.  It will probably always one-up me but I'm learning to accept that and educate myself further so that maybe I can at least tame this monster. 

As for Taylar... oh my goodness, I could not be any prouder of her if I tried.  She seriously has turned into a rock star at managing her diabetes.  She has been to many church functions, friend's houses, and even a summer school cooking class.  In each situation, with little or no guidance, she has been absolutely amazing at managing and monitoring herself.  Let me remind you, she just turned eight in May!  I don't know if it's the OmniPod that is helping her, but she truly has grown in this past year and has inspired me. 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Team Sweet T's Walk Video for 2010

I have been working on our "Walk to Cure Diabetes" video for this year's JDRF walk in October.  This is my first attempt at doing anything like this!   Check it out:

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Talk about blog slacker.  Oh well, it's summertime.  I've already been enjoying it, believe me!  I do pop onto facebook for updates but I haven't made the time for my blog.  As I sit here tonight there is a constant drum of firecrackers exploding outside.  I'm surprised the girls are staying asleep!  Speaking of the girls, they have been so wonderful lately.  I know that Taylar is enjoying being home from school and Carissa is thrilled to have her big sister to play with.  I'm just hoping that I'm lucky enough for it to last for the whole summer.

On the diabetes side of things, Taylar has been on the OmniPod for just under two months now.  After a rocky start things definitely evened out and got much better.  But you know how it is, that didn't last long as it is still a daily battle.  Today has been down right awful!  I should have known when she woke up at 206.  I don't know how many corrections for highs Taylar has gotten today.  I just don't get it... and actually don't feel like talking about it.  But obviously something made me hang out here at my blog.  Well, at least a little venting is better than none. 

Taylar's going to bed number tonight was 232.  Taylar looks at me and says, "Mom, I wish I could go down my throat, take my pancreas out and punch it!"

I was all for it.  Hey, maybe it would make it start working again. *sigh*

Tomorrow will be another day.  A better day......I hope.

Happy 4th of July

Update since last night's post.

When I went up to check Taylar after all those highs ALL day, she was 51 at midnight!  I have no explanation.  I could have used a "Duck Diabetes" shirt today.  Ugh!