Saturday, 21 February 2015

Third Diaversary

Sunday, February 8 marked three years since Amy was diagnosed. 
You can read about her diagnosis story here.

I can't believe it's been three years.  I also can't believe it's been three months since I've blogged.
I think I am more comfortable in our journey that I don't feel the constant need to feel connected to others dealing with diabetes.  There was a time that every evening I was somewhere within the DOC reading about my online friend's lives and how they struggle and most importantly how they deal with diabetes.  I check in every so often, see what everyone is up to, but I really haven't had anything to say lately.

Here is an update:

In November Amy participated in the JDRF Kids for a Cure Awareness day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.  It was an amazing, inspiring experience.  Our MP was very interested in what we had to say about Amy's life living with diabetes.  We left her with a scrapbook we made, and information on JDRFs request for addition funds to expand research within Canada.

Amy in front of the Parliament Building
Amy and  Member of Parliament for Labrador, Ms Yvonne Jones

Half of the delegates, with the Prime Minster of Canada, Stephen Harper (Amy is second row, third in)


In November we also flew to St. John's for her diabetes appointment.  She had bloodwork again for her thyroid.  We don't get A1C results back until we are back home, and disappointingly they did not change.  They were still the same as they were the time before in June.  I'm hoping we have made some improvements this time around.

December saw Christmas come.  We had a nice relaxing break this year.  I took Christmas off so was home with the girls all break.....first time ever!  Amy's sugars ran high for most of the holidays.  Not because she ate too many treats, but mostly because it was so cold that we couldn't get outside to do anything! 

In January our town municipal workers were locked out.  All the snow we had, paired with the cold temperatures, my girls have only been to school about half the number of days they should have.  The school buses have stopped running, grade K and 1 are alternating going to school with grade 2 and 3, so that there isn't too much confusion with all parents having to drop off and pick up their kids.

I'm happy to say that mid February the workers have reached an agreement, but they are still working on cleaning up our roads in one of the snowiest winters we have had in about 20 years.....and we haven't even hit our snowy month yet! February 8 was the third Diaversary.  We celebrated with cake and presents.

In other news, Amy also started using the CGM with her Medtronic pump again.  I'm happy to say that whatever modifications that Medtronic did to their Enlite sensors this fall worked....we have not had ANY of the issues that we had, that led us to stop the CGM for 6 months.  I'm hoping this will give us the boost to get that A1C down into a better range.

Anyone have any ideas for decreasing a breakfast spike, other than pre-bolusing?

What's on the horizon for the spring?  Well, hopefully school gets back to normal soon; March we fly to St. John's again for the Endo visit; April we are going on our very first Disney Cruise; May is the Spring concert and Ballet recital.  Then we are heading into summer!  Let's just hope all that snow is melted by then!


  1. Happy d-versary & happy spring! It has been about three years for us too, but I haven't yet made it to the stage of enlightenment where I don't need to discuss every little thing with the DOC. I'm glad I found your blog (through Adventures in Diabetes Parenting.)

    : )

    1. Hi, thanks for checking out our site. It's hard to believe it's been three years. I will definitely check out your blog. Take Care

  2. We've decreased our breakfast spike with adding protein and/or lots of fiber to breakfast foods. So whole wheat toast with peanut butter or cereal with at least 5g. fiber per serving. Not your average kid's dream breakfast, but it seems to help. Hope your snow is being cleared and/or melting!

    1. Still loads of snow...think we are stuck with it until May! Thanks for the tips. I'm definitely considering adding some more protein. She already eats whole wheat bread and drinks milk at all meals. Now if only I can decrease the kiddy cereals (honestly not too bad, Multigrain cheerios, mini wheats). What types of cereal do you guys typically choose?