Caregiver Burnout?

Listen up guys... I am not naïve to mental illness and how it takes hold of all kinds of people. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, so I know what anxiety and depression are supposed to look like. In a previous post I told you how I had realized that I needed extra help but I wasn’t sure where it needed to come from.

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Fight for what you want…

I think it was around the middle of May that Abbie came up to me and told me she wanted to go back on shots. She said she was tired of being on a pump and having to unplug for swimming and other activities. I was okay with this but I knew it was not the only reason why she was saying these things. I knew it was the anxiety over the infusion changes that had her willing to go back to shots. So, I went looking again at other options even though I would be happy to let her be MDI if that is what she really wanted.

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I think we’re alone now…

You know when Abbie was first diagnosed, I think I stated my husband and I knew absolutely nothing further than what the hospital told us, what the internet could briefly inform us, and what little I remember from health class about Type 1 Diabetes.  Don’t get me wrong the internet is full of fantastic information…

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The Last Straw….

When he told me it was OK for her to be at 350 for 4 hours or more during the SOLs and he criticized my parenting skills, I knew that we had reached a fork in the road we couldn't come back from... I was done!

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T1D Crash Course

So I really did not plan on writing this tonight. But as I was going through one of my facebook groups, one of the Moms reached out and asked if anyone had ever done a “How to Binder” that gave instructions for the Dexcom, Infusion, Foods, Highs and Lows, etc. And as a matter of…

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Totally figuring it out…. not…

Let me tell you something about T1D….
The moment you think you have everything under control, everything is tightly reined in, numbers are looking fantastic, something will change. Whether the air shifts in the atmosphere, the stars are no longer aligned, your 11-year-old starts puberty, or decides she wants to hoard her low snacks, just know always be prepared to change it somehow and don’t let it get you down when it happens, because it will happen.

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Taking care of you….

For the past two plus years I noticed that our lives revolved around our family, around T1D, and trying to balance work, school (I mean hey we have two parents in college too), just everything in between.  Around 6 months ago or so, actually right when I started this blog, I started becoming very overwhelmed. …

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MRI Update….

So I just had my MRI yesterday on my hand. I am hoping they will have a definitive diagnosis in the next couple days. Right now I am wearing a brace that keeps my thumb at a straight angle from my hand (imagine a thumbs up position). It makes it difficult to type for a…

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There may be a delay…

Just wanted everyone to know that I was in the middle of updating the blog over the weekend when I had a little accident. I have broken my thumb in two places and it is taking every effort just to write this properly. So there may be a slight delay in between posts. Hopefully I…

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It’s just too much…

This post will be shorter than most. I just wanted to explain why I have been MIA lately. Sometimes I look at our life and think we have everything under control. Abbie’s blood sugar is for the most part in a great range, her pre-teen hormone levels are as controlled as they can be (lol),…

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