Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Two Years Of Kickin' D-butt

Today marks two years since Bean was dx-d with Type 1 Diabetes.

Two years of finger pokes...conservative estimate of 8,030 times

Two years of shots and pod changes....shots, about 520; pod changes, about 260.

Two years of slurping juice boxes in 10 seconds for lows.

Two years of chugging water and giving corrections for highs.

Two years of middle of the night checks to make sure her BG is in a safe range for her to sleep peacefully through the night and wake ready for the next day.

Two years of carb counting, food weighing, saying things like "you HAVE TO finish your dessert, you were dosed for it!"

Two years of educating friends and family; trying to help them understand something any one who doesn't live it 24/7 can really understand and trying to be OK with that.

Two years of school interrupted for BG checks and insulin doses and pod alarms and general yucky feelings because of BGs.

Two years of getting phone calls about BGs or cupcakes or pod alarms or general yucky feelings.

Two years of not letting D be the most important thing in Bean's life or our family's lives.

Two years of taking things in stride (as best we can) and trying not to let D get the best of us.

Two years of doing our best to not let D get in the way of Bean doing anything...from playdates to birthday parties to horseback riding lessons to ice skating lessons to swimming lessons to just hanging out and watching movies on the couch.

Two years of Kickin' D-butt!!



  1. What a fun treat...bet she loved it!

  2. Happy D-Day Bean! You and all of the other kiddos are amazing!!

  3. Love the cookie! You all have done a great job of kicking D-butt-and not letting it stop you from doing anything you want to do!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
    Thanks for blogging and sharing your life..you have been a great help to me <3

  4. ...after reading your post I can't get this song out of head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4D1HSL7P98
    I think you guys are d-groovy.

  5. Meagan thought the message on the cake was really funny. She is really looking forward to seeing Bean again. Could you email your address and any camping advice for us - collins@nome.net M would like to send a postcard to bean.

  6. AWWWW!!! Happy 2 to you and Bean. Love the Cookie idea girl.

  7. Happy D-versary to you guys! Big hugs all around and that cookie looks YUMMMM!!!

  8. Love that you did this. Kickin D Butt...

  9. Love the cookie and the big smile on Bean's face.

  10. happy diaversary to your beautiful little girl. :)

  11. Congrats on kicking d-butt for 2 years! Ours is coming up soon. Cookie is adorable - did you make it? Beautiful girl too!

  12. here for the 1st time great blog..! :) and congratulations it feels really awsum when your hard work pays off.! :)

    Click here for Sugar free candy

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  14. WOW.... I want a giant cookie for my D'versary next month! congrats on 2 years of all that bad stuff but also 2 years of a healthy CWD! and 2 years of new friendships.


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