Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Monday, April 9, 2012


She's not at home tonight.  Rosie and her brother are staying at my mother-in-law's house for a few nights this week over Spring Break.  My MIL used to babysit for another child with Type I, so she's comfortable with carb counting and such.   She doesn't know much about the pump, but as long as she helps Rosie carb count, Rosie can bolus herself.  They're only staying three days, so MIL won't have to deal with any site changes, as I changed one right before they left and will change it again as soon as they're home.    If anything crazy happens, they're only 45 minutes away, so I can get there fairly quickly.

Rosie will be fine. I am so used to being her full-time pancreas, that I tend to not trust anyone other than my husband to fill in for me.  My MIL is wonderful to take this on, and I know that, but I can't help but worry.   Last time Rosie stayed there MIL did a few things that I didn't like  (such as letting Rosie's brother have a cupcake but not letting Rosie eat one) and we've talked about these things since then.   It wasn't anything that hurt Rosie, it just wasn't the way I want things done. Yep, a bit of a d-control freak, that's me.

Rosie will be fine.  Someone keep reminding me of that, please? 



  1. She will be great. And for the record... I am sooooooooo jealous. Enjoy your break!

    Remember, she will be just fine!

  2. She'll be fine!!! Without a doubt! Love that term: pancreas in law.


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