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DBlogWeek Day 1: Change the World

It’s DBlogWeek. And the topic for day 1 is Change the World. Does anyone else hear Eric Clapton’s song “Change the World” playing in their head?

We do our part to ‘change the world’ by helping to dispel myths about all things T1D.

We hope that eventually people will understand that T1D isn’t caused from eating candy or drinking pop. It isn’t caused from too little or too much exercise. There is NO CURE for T1D.

Having a pump doesn’t mean that your diabetes is automatically in control. Having a pump doesn’t mean that you never have a low or high blood sugar. Having a pump means less shots of insulin.

Checking your blood sugar, giving insulin injections, putting in an insulin pump site or a CGM sensor aren’t fun, and they can hurt. You never get use to them, no matter how long you do it.

T1D isn’t a one size fits all disease. Just because it works for one person, doesn’t mean it will work for everyone else.

We will continue to work on dispelling myths about T1D, in hopes that someday people will not believe the myths.

This past year we participated in the Spare a Rose, Save a Life¬†campaign around Valentine’s Day. We spared roses and helped supply life saving insulin for a child. Over $27K was collected and 454 children’s lives were saved for a full year! How amazing is that?!?!

Diabetes Month Photo a Day – Day 16

Day 16: Blood

We deal with blood every single day in our house. At least 12 times in a day, sometimes more.

Every 3 months we see the endocrinologist, there is blood there too. At each of these visits my daughter’s A1c is checked. And once a year when we go to see the endocrinologist, we take a trip to the lab for more blood work. This blood work checks to see how the rest of her body is doing. One thing test done is a¬†celiac panel because she has been running borderline for this since the day of her T1D diagnosis.

Needles are never fun, but sometimes they are necessary. Look away if you need to, it's okay.

Needles are never fun, but sometimes they are necessary. Look away if you need to, it’s okay.


My daughter gets poked by needles on a daily basis, but she isn’t use to it. It still hurts, she still doesn’t want it done. However, it needs done and she puts her tough girl face on and does what she needs to do. We know that all these pokes and needles mean keeping her alive and healthy. My daughter’s mottos are: “What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger” and “Diabetes won’t stop me”.