Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today is her Birthday--Party!

Today is my daughter's 9th birthday party. I have the biggest cake on order you can buy and 40 plus people and kids coming to celebrate.

We also just recognized the 5th anniversary of her diagnosis. I remember her 4th birthday party, which was 20 days after her trip to the hospital. We served cupcakes, because I could figure out the carbs easier.

Looking forward to celebrating with friends and family today. It's been a tense and stressful start of school. Diabetes, teachers, nurses, 504 adjustments, big highs, and big lows and no pattern for making adjustments. Looking forward to week two when adrenaline isn't such a factor in BG levels.

Looking for cooler weather too, but I need to give it another three months in Austin. 66 days at over 100 and I think today will put us to 67!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I can't help myself. My daughter is spending the night at friends tonight, I got her last blood sugar reading at 9:15 pm and it was 137, but I can't help but be nervous when she isn't with me.

Ugg. She is becoming so independent (4th grade this fall) and she is so capable of taking care of herself, but I am still nervous. I guess that comes with being a mom. To add diabetes to the layer of complexity between a mother and a daughter is a lot to ask of any human being.