In the Swim

Pruney fingers are hard to use for blood sugar checks. That’s one of the things we’ve learned after a few weeks at the pool this summer. Vigorous exercise can bring blood sugar down, so we have to check Benny pretty frequently while he’s swimming. I’ve heard earlobes are a good place to check, but I…

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The Pump

This week we’re taking Benny to the Carolinas Diabetes Center to learn more about and try an insulin pump. It’s a big step because if he takes to it, it may mean the end of shots for us. Here’s how an insulin pump works, according to a wonderful website, Children With Diabetes: An insulin pump…

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Changes..

Reminders this week that my kids are getting older. Benny’s blood sugar readings have been crazy the last couple of weeks. We think we’ve got it under control and then he gets a crazy high reading. I’ve been talking to his doctor and I think this is just the beginning. You see, like most toddlers,…

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