1. I leave the Dexcom sensor in for as long as possible.
2. I would leave the OmniPod on too if I could. Damn 3 day rule.
3. I only change the lancet once a day. We have a lot of extra lancets.
4. I don't like lows but I hate highs. They totally stress me out and I feel anxious until he is back in range.
5. I rage bolus.
6. I often end up feeding the insulin and I am ok with that.
7. I SWAG carbs a lot.
8. I feed my children 1) artificial sweeteners and 2) red dye. Nate loves him some red kool-aid.
9. I occasionally sleep through the night time alarms and wake up in a cold sweat.
10. When I am really tired I put Nate in bed with me so the night time checks are easier.
11. I count carbs for all 3 kiddos.
12. I advocate hard for T1 awareness but have found that since Nate's dx I do not like to make new friends. I hate that awkward part where I have tell then about T1 or they stare in horror as I check a bg.
13. As an advocate I am ashamed to say that sometimes I just roll my eyes instead of educating. Sometimes it's just not worth it. #idiots.
14. Sometimes I still cry.
15. Sometimes I feel sorry for myself.
16. Sometimes I don't.
17. I wish I had someone that could help me 100% with Nate's diabetes care.
18. I take that back ---- I'm too much of a control freak but it would be nice if someone besides Jim and I took the initiative to learn how to do it all.
19. I don't always check a bg before a bolus.
20. I would live in a commune with other D Families and have a sister wife as long as she took the night time checks! :)
21. Ok, we could rotate them.
22. I think sometimes God has given me more than I can handle.
23. I am a diabetes supply hoarder. Seriously.
24. I do pod changed while he sleeps. Just did one.
25. I always forget to wipe the top of the insulin bottle with alcohol.
26. I am addicted to Pinterest. I'm not sure that has anything to do with diabetes.
27. Facebooks friends make me happy. Especially when they rally around me in support.
28. I should be sleeping right now.
29. I never want sympathy or pity. I don't need it. I promise. I'm just educating.
30. I yell at my kids more than I should. I don't think I did this before D.
31. I fell asleep on the couch tonight while watching TV. What am I 80?
32. I secretly resent my friends that live a much more care free life.
33. I lose my temper more than I should.
34. I get really excited when our diabetes supplies arrive each month.
35. I still get nervous before an endo appointment.
36. I worry that I'm screwing my kids up.
37. Sometimes I just wipe Nate's finger on my shirt before a bg check and call it clean.
38. I slept through the alarm again last night and I also apparently turned off the TV in my sleep and have no recollection of this event. He woke up at a lovely 97.
39. I am terrified that Nate may disown me one day for posting his bum on my blog so much.
40. I sometimes discourage certain food just so I don't have to deal with diabetes. #macncheese
41. I am hopeful for a cure but I'm not counting on it.
42. I have a couple D-Mom crushes.
43. I don't wear a cape, I am not a super hero, or a super mom I often feel quite inadequate and wish I did have a cape that would make it all a little easier.
44. I rarely check for ketones.
45. I hate it when people ask me how Nate's numbers/levels/sugars are ---- it's annoying and none of your damn business. Oh and like you even know what you are talking about anyway. Blah!
46. I am really quite a happy person although you might not be able to tell from this blog or my diabetes rants.
47. I laugh a lot.
48. I freaking hate it when Dexcom alarms for a low during nap time.
49. I've been sitting here trying to think of more and I think that's all I've got for today.
More than a D-Mom:
C-rohn's & UC Mom
J-ustin Timberlake lovin' Mom
L-azy Mom (occasionally)
M-ore than a Mom.
Q-uite a good Mom
R-owdy when drunk Mom (???)
U-nbelievably tired Mom
V-ery Tired Mom --- ok I think you get the point.
X-rated Mom ---- ummmm that's a stretch.
Ok - that's all I've got for you today, folks!
Until tomorrow . . .
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J