The lights are low, half a glass of wine sits on the end table, the door is locked, and the mood is right. The window is slightly open, and a gentle breeze flows through the bedroom. After a long day, getting in the groove with the one you love seems like the best way to take all the stress away…
“MOM!!! I’M LOW!!!”
Nothing says ROMANCE like your kid’s low blood sugar.
Or a pump that runs low on insulin.
Let’s face it…sometimes diabetes REALLY…ehum…intrudes. I mean, there you are just going about your life, and it falls out of the sky: Your child has type 1 diabetes.
Wendy Rose has been a Registered Nurse since 1995. After spending most of her career at the bedside in the Emergency Room, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and Labor & Delivery, she currently works from home as a Pediatric Telephone Triage Nurse.
Wendy’s oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2005, at the age of 24 months and Celiac Disease in 2008, at the age of 5. Wendy herself was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2009.
Balancing the demands of her daughter’s blood sugar management while maintaining a gluten free lifestyle; on top of her role as wife and mother; in addition to maintaining her nursing career can be a challenge at times. She documents her family’s journey at
Wendy and her husband, Jason, have been married since 2000. They have three daughters, ages 8, 5 and 4. Wendy also has a 14 year old step-daughter. The family resides in the Sonoran Desert with their rescue dog, Ivy.