Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Renewal Group for Moms Living with Type One Fills Up Quick!

I just began registering moms for the Personal Renewal Group (PRG) for Mothers I will be hosting and it is almost full! PRG is a 5-year old group coaching program created to help moms find balance from the inside out. My group will support mothers living with type one (T1) diabetes who want to reconnect with who they are and live fearlessly with diabetes. The group is based upon the book The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life by Renee Trudeau ( I just got home from an amazing training workshop for PRG Facilitators hosted by the book’s author; she is a wise woman.

The PRG for moms living with type one will meet once a month for six months and utilize the month-by-month themes and exercises in the book. Need a little support for your own self-care, check out a sample chapter titled, “
Managing Your Energy: Setting Priorities, Saying NO and Asking for Help.” Good stuff in there; one of my favorite chapters. Also, I wrote a vignette at the back of that chapter (15 minutes of fame)!

Topics covered in the groups include:
· The Transformative Power of Self Care (on a physical, mental and emotional level)
· Good is Good Enough: A Mother’s Mantra
· Creating Your Personal Support System (much need for moms with kiddo's with type one)
· Life Balance: Insights and Strategies for Balanced Living with T1 Diabetes

Well, I am still waiting on my Minimed Real-Time Transmitter and pump upgrade. I really don’t like ordering something so important with a fill in the blank order form on the Internet. At least when you talk with someone, you know they got the order and there is a person accountable for processing it. Have made calls, but can’t quite figure out where we are in the process. I know my Dr. sent the script and paperwork.

I asked the doctor to note my hypoglycemia unawareness on the prescription, as this is my main reason for getting the pump. I am going to file a claim with insurance after I have the thing in my hands.


Minnesota Nice said...

Actually, I got a lot out of that chapter and I have no kids!

Bernard said...


I just posting to say that I'll look forward to your letting us know more about how the Minimed CGM system works for you.

Until I read your earlier post, I wasn't aware that you had to place the order on the internet. That seems like a serious lapse of judgment on the part of Minimed.

Hopefully the system itself will be a breeze and super useful.

Wendy Morgan said...

I'm not certain, but I think the p[rocess for upgrading the pump and adding the real-time transmitter had to be done online. Either way, I like humans.

Anxious to give this thing a whirl!

Wendy Morgan said...

Can I make that clearer? The Paradigm Pathyway Program for upgrades had to be done online. Not sure if you just called to order the first time whether that would happen.

Ok, I'm done.