Diabetes Raffles&Lotteries: Donate Lottery Wins To Those In Need

Are you familiar with the existence of diabetes raffles and lotteries across the country? Diabetes is a threat to millions of people in the U.S., and it is critical to keep looking for new ways to combat the condition and its devastating effects on people’s lives. Raising money that goes to support research in the…

May 16

We visited Lily Grace at NIDAD (National Institute for Diabetic Alert Dogs) in Cottonwood, CA today. It was a 3 hour drive each direction and we spent 3 hours at her home meeting a half dozen different dogs in various phases of their training. Big or small, Teagan loved all the diabetic alert dogs and…

May 12

Today was our two month follow-up with Teagan’s amazing Pediatric Endocrinologist. Her A1C (average blood sugar over the last three months) was down from 14.7 on 3/18 to 9.1 on 5/13 which is a drop of 5.6 points in less than 60 days. Dr. P was super happy with her results and basically just said,…

May 4

It’s my first business trip since Teagan’s diagnosis and everything that could go wrong is. It’s 9am as I about to board my plane to TX for three days and T’s Dexcom CGM sensor decided to stop working for 3 hours during which she went high (over 300) then low and sensor started again but…

April 22

Teagan is very motivated to be able to go to City of Folsom Vacation Zone day camp during summer break so she just gave herself her first insulin shot. We use pen needs so she just needs to dial up the dosage, insert the needle and press the button on the end. She’s come so…

April 18

It was one month ago today that Teagan was in the ER/ICU and diagnosed with T1D. I’m so glad that scary day is behind us. There have been so many changes in the last 30 days. She is learning how to count carbs, getting 5 shots a day and wearing her Dexcom CGM. As overwhelming…

April 13

It’s been a roller coaster day. We had to put our 14 yr old cat, Simone, to sleep this afternoon. We inserted Teagan’s first CGM sensor tonight (with numbing cream, 45 minutes of coaxing and You Tube viewing to convince her) but we did it. Whew! Now we wait for 2 hours for the receiver…

April 10

My heart is breaking for my baby girl. Teagan had her first major meltdown tonight at bedtime since diagnosis just over three weeks ago. She went on for over 30 minutes saying “I just want to be normal. I don’t want diabetes. I don’t want anyone to have it.” All I could do is tell…

April 7

It’s been the longest day. It’s not quite 6 and I’ve already been up for 12+ hours after barely sleeping last night. Today was Teagan’s first day back at school since her T1D diagnosis (she couldn’t go back until they had a dedicated nurse at her school) and there were a ton of details to…

March 21

We got to come home from the hospital. Teagan took and afternoon nap with kitty on guard. It’s funny how things can be so normal after the scary craziness of this week.