Ketones

Now that we’re sort of comfortable in our diabetes routine, life threw us a curve. It was a small, but messy one: a stomach bug that’s going around. It was the first time since Benny’s diagnosis of Type I Diabetes that we had to deal with a “regular” illness. I’ll spare you the details; let’s…

Highs and Lows

One of the keys to managing diabetes is checking blood sugar levels. As I’ve explained before here, it’s usually done by pricking a finger then using a test strip and a meter to get a number. There’s usually a range of blood sugar levels your doctor gives that’s right for you. Too high and you…

Snow Day!

First snow of the year around here! Actually, first snow in three years. No wonder my daughter got up at 5:45am and wanted to head outside. My husband, who’s home in the mornings while I’m at work, convinced her reconsider. At least for a little while. This was the kind of snow you had to…