Animas® Diabetes Blog
Roughly six or seven years ago, I was pregnant with our second baby, and working 12-hour night shifts on the weekends. To keep the house quiet during the day (while I slept between shifts) Jason would take our daughter out and about for a few hours. ...By Wendy Rose
A few months before her Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis, my 19-month-old daughter required IV rehydration in the ER following 48 hours of vomiting due to a stomach bug. Her chemistry panel showed a fasting blood glucose level of 128 mg/dl. I remember feeling a distinct pit in my stomach...By Wendy Rose
3 – 2 – 1 … 258.
My eyes were burning and squinting as the delicately positioned flashlight slipped, sending a brilliant glare through my pupils, into my tired brain.
Let’s face it: 258 just isn’t a number I want to see right before midnight. It means...By Wendy Rose
Why is it that JUST when I feel like we’re seeing a solid streak of decent blood sugars, a random 400mg/dL shows up on the meter? Seriously...like, THE very second I think to myself that things quite possibly may have been going ... By Wendy Rose
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...By Wendy Rose
I have this weird numbers thing.
I’m happiest when numbers are nicely patterned. Random oddities kind of drive me crazy.
For example, my daughter goes to lunch during the school day at 12:26. Really? 12:26? What’s wrong with 12:25? Or better yet, just round it up to 12:30, and...By Wendy Rose
Running through my neighborhood with a pillowcase full of candy. Sitting in the kitchen, making popcorn balls with my mom. Trying to replicate my grandmother’s famous... By Wendy Rose
Ideas for the Child with Type 1 Diabetes (and Celiac)
So you’ve packed up the pencils, notebooks, and diabetes supplies…but what do you pack in the lunchbox? Adalyne is 8 years old, and just started the second grade. We first encountered the “...By Wendy Rose
After 18 months of injections, my daughter began wearing an insulin pump in February 2007. At that time, OneTouch® Ping® wasn’t one of our options, because it didn’t exist yet. Two years into pumping, the company who manufactured my daughter’s pump announced it would be leaving the...By Wendy Rose
Three days ago she was in the 60’s, just before school let out for the day. It happened again yesterday, and once last week.
Tuesday, to be exact.
As I’m sitting here, I’m acutely aware that twenty-six minutes ago, she was due to the office for her...By Wendy Rose
There are moments...hard moments.
Moments that make you wonder if the impact of your child’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes will leave permanent scars. Moments when you worry about making ends meet, and how you’ll pay for supplies in the midst of furloughs, job loss, and...By Wendy Rose
My daughter was 3 years old when she first began wearing her insulin pump. At that time, her TOTAL daily dose of insulin was roughly 6 to 7 units. Now, at age 10, she’s climbed to about 20 units per day.
In one 24 hour period, about half of that tiny drop must be spread...By Wendy Rose