Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Tuesday Tidbit - Look Mom No Hands!

We went to four playgrounds today and had a blast.
No lows, no highs, just lots of fun.

You can see both Pink Site and Sensor in this picture, and her awesome pump pouch made by my mom!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Summer with the Pump

This summer was Amy's first with the pump and CGM.
What a difference compared to last year!
Last year we were on a schedule.....a strict schedule.
This year, we had time on our side.

Amy slept in many days until 8:30 or 9:00.
She didn't eat breakfast some days.
She didn't have lunch until 1pm other days.
and, we managed to push our suppers back to 5:00 and sometimes 6:00 this summer.

We went for ice cream.....and not at a scheduled snack time....rebels hey.
We went on holidays.  It took us 3 days to drive there and 3 days to drive back.
We went to an amusement park, a water slide park, and the beach while there.
We re-grassed our entire back yard.
We built a new deck with plans to add a pool next year.

We went off-roading in a sand pit in our side-by-side.
We went to the beach, and blueberry picking, to the play ground and bike riding.
We made cake pops and muffins and cookies.
We went to our cabin and enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making s'mores.

We did everything we wanted to do!

That would not have been as easy last year.

Yes, there have been some lows, and there have been numerous highs (driving all day long takes its toll!) but they have been relatively easy to predict and treat before getting out of hand.

I'm still tinkering with the pump settings now, as things wind down and autumn approaches.  We've seen some frost in the mornings already!  I also know that I will be tinkering some more as we get back into the school routine after Labor Day.

I hope everyone has had as many adventures and made as many great memories this summer as we have.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tuesday Tidbit - When I grow up

Our Conversation went like this:

Mommy, when I grow up I can be anything I want? 

Yes baby, you can do anything.

Well, when I grow up, I'm gonna find the cure for diabetes! 

and my heart swelled.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tuesday Tidbit - JDRF & Westcott Contest

JDRF has partnered with Westcott for the second year, to offer great back-to-school weekly prizes, from August 12 to September 9, 2013.

Each week, we will be asking a different question for students, parents and teachers to answer as their entry to win a great prize pack from Westcott.

Students are able to win a fantastic backpack full of exciting school supplies

 and teachers can enter to win a Westcott prize pack with supplies for their classroom.

Both parents and students have the option to enter on behalf of the child or the child’s classroom.

You can enter here!

*Contest open to legal residents of Canada

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tuesday Tidbit - Travelling by Road

Travelling by road wreaks havoc on Amy's sugar!

Monday we drove 640+ km from Cavendish, PEI to Rimouski, Quebec

Today we took an hour ferry rion a catamaran, then drove another 680+ km from Rimouski to Labrador City, NL.

The ride itself was beautiful, the problem was with the >22 mmol/mL reading.
All. Day.

I finally got her down after several temp basals of 140%

I hope tomorrow's 550+ km ride is much more BG friendly!