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Sunday, March 27, 2011

My mother taught me that it was not polite to stare....

....so why is it the rest of the world seems to have missed this lesson in etiquette? My least favorite thing since diagnosis is eating in a restaurant because it is so difficult to calculate carbs and also because I don't know how to handle the stares from everyone around when I poke my little man's fingers or give him a shot. We try to be discrete but I refuse to do it in the dirty public bathrooms. I feel like everyone is judging what I give my kid to eat because they don't understand type 1 diabetes or they wonder what we did to cause this? Paranoid, I know!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Awesome New Video

My wonderful husband created the most amazing video to show that Diabetes has not slowed Parker down. This video is a tribute to my amazing boy who never sweats the small stuff! Diabetes kicks my butt some days but how can I complain when his spirit shines sooooo bright. This video is also a tribute to all of those who have given us support and prayers.

It is long, but well worth it in the end. Pause the music on the bottom of my page, so you can hear the music in the video.

Sorry it is a link.....YouTube wouldn't publish it because it has music in it. But the music makes the video.

http://gallery.me.com/jared.anderson#100161

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Love/Hate relationship with Dexter

I am having a serious love/hate relationship with our new Dexcom that we have been using for 3 weeks now. We get good numbers sometimes. Sometimes we get good arrows telling us when he is rising or crashing. But the rest of the time I am getting woken up at 2 am with beeps for crazy "imaginary" low blood sugars or beeps in the daytime for lows/highs that aren't there. Sometimes I get ???, no arrow at all or LOW despite normal sugars.  I try to recalibrate, I try to change the sensor, I try to call tech support (very sweet people BTW), but at the end of it all I just want to throw the stupid thing in the toilet and get a new one. So far this Dexcom, AKA Dexter by Parker, is just driving me crazy and prompting me to poke his sweet little finger way more ofter to than I should have to in order to get Dexter recalibrated. Super frustrating!

Any tips?