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!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

T1 Day and Diabetes Awareness Month

November is "Diabetes Awareness Month".  Every time I hear that, the snarky little voice in my head reminds me that we are VERY aware of diabetes.

It's also T1 Day, sponsored by JDRF.   This is the second annual T1 Day, a day set aside to make the world aware of T1 and what life is like with this disease.   One of the ways they are doing this is by offering everyone the chance to participate in their free "Type 1 for a Day" program, which will send text messages to the participant throughout the day about what their (pretend) blood sugars are and how Type 1 might just pop up and affect what they are doing right that minute.   I think it's a great idea, and I hope lots of people sign up to try it!

In honor of this month, I'm going to attempt to post something each and every day in November.  No promises... life happens... but I'm going to challenge myself to do it.  I'd love to have you join me!


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Next to the doctor's office, I think some of the best diabetes tips I've ever gotten have come from discussions in the comment sections of diabetes blogs. :)