The Good & The Bad

I haven’t been writing a lot lately. It’s hard when, for the first time in a long time, I’m not sure we’re doing this right.  Benny’s last three A1C’s have been rotten and I feel like we’re the most out of control since diagnosis. I feel guilty and sad. I don’t want to feel like that…

Jerry The Bear

There are some really cool things happening with diabetes technology. One of them is a teddy bear. This summer, we met the founders of Sproutel, a company that wants to educate children about chronic conditions through play. Their first product is Jerry the Bear, an interactive toy for kids with type 1 diabetes. I spoke…

Dear Parents…

Every year I go into Benny’s class and talk about diabetes. My little presentation has changed a lot since preschool, and so have the questions. This year, Benny wanted to explain most of it himself and we changed an insulin cartridge so the class could see some of how the pump works. I always send…