Stayin’ Alive

I have family (one who has T1) in Houston. My kids (one who has T1) live in Los Angeles and could see the current raging wild fire from their front porch. I lived in Northridge, CA during the infamous Northridge earthquake in 1994 – and…

Stuck in the Middle with 2

Ah yes, I do love a good play on words and thanks to Stealers Wheel for the inspiration for today’s post title from their original song, “Stuck in the Middle with You.” From our country’s vice president on down through various congressman and women to…

Running to Stand Still

It’s July 4th and I’m keeping with my theme of songs for blog titles. Fresh from seeing U2 perform The Joshua Tree 2017 tour last week in Boston, I’ve picked one of their songs from that album for my blog post this time. Although the…

Happy Anniversary, Baby (Got You On My Thigh)

The other day was my one year anniversary using a Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor (CGM.) I can’t resist a good music pun, so this post’s title references where I usually attach said CGM (and by the way, that’s tape around it on the pic…

More Than Meets the Eye

Day 5 of Diabetes Blog Week and the topic is More Than Diabetes. The prompt: ¬†Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with. ¬†Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that…

Don’t Bring Me Down

Day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week and the topic is What Brings Me Down. This one is really hard for me. What brings me down is that my daughter has type 1 diabetes too. I was diagnosed at age 10. She was diagnosed at age…

Blamers Gonna Blame

Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week 2017 and the topic is “The Blame Game.” Blame is a complicated concept. There are a lot of sides to this. I’ll start with other perceptions first, particularly in the healthcare field. I have had T1 for 39 years…

Type 1 – An Elitist Disease?

This is Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week 2017 and the topic is The Cost of a Chronic Illness. I’ve titled this submission “Type 1 – An Elitist Disease.” That’s another one of my “jokes” that really isn’t a joke. I often tell people type…

Technological Difficulties

I’m so thrilled to be part of Diabetes Blog Week 2017! I just jumped into the blogosphere last week and had never heard of this, but what a great idea! Thanks so much to Karen at Bitter-Sweet for putting this week together and letting me…

A Type 1 Happy Mother’s Day

I’ve been thinking about doing a type 1 blog for a while now. So being that Mother’s Day is a few days away, I thought I’d kick it off now with a post on being a mom with type 1 diabetes. So here we go!…