Magpies – Big Mean B*****S & I hate them

  With shoulder tendonitis hurting me like a git, being up in the night with high sugar levels with my son, work and GSCE revision my head is as fried as poss this week.  So I was welcoming a Saturday morning of plod and decompress, to ramp up again for the week ahead.  For the…

New Born Baby aged 15

Since my eldest was diagnosed with type one diabetes in the Summer I’ve felt like I’ve had a newborn baby all over again, aged 15.  When we brought him home 10 days after he was born we felt scared and clueless, every minute something new was realised.  It is the same all over again with T1;…

Mean Girl – aged 40 something

After such a  crap hard and cold Winter, I recently wrote on my Facebook page I was pissed off at parents sending ill kids to school, not mentioning the school. This was after my 11yo came home saying a boy in his class did nothing but a cough all day in his ear and wipe…

You gotta roll with it

I have two sons, the teenager about to be 16 and an 11-year-old.  Of all the combinations of children and siblings, this seems to be viewed by society as the least favorable.  Brothers are the devils work apparently and their only future is to end up like Liam and Noel, at each other’s throats and…

MDI, CGM or WTF?

With only 26 letters in the alphabet and being aged 47 I am still amazed there are any new words left that I’ve not heard of, but yes there are and they all relate to Type 1 Diabetes.  CGM, MDI, bolus, MDL, units, clicker, test strips, HBaC1 and so the list goes on.  It does…

It’s hard.

Having a child diagnosed with type 1 is like being dragged out of bed at 3am and being shoved into a rally car as a navigator with no warning or training.  The pedal is to the metal straight away and the first blind bend downhill is hurtling towards you before you’ve even opened the instructions,…

A good kicking

That is what the last few months have felt like.  All my wind has been taken from my sails, my guts have been punched several times over and I’ve cried like a snot engorged breathless monster so many times.  With the teenage years here never once did I ever imagine Type 1 Diabetes would enter our lives. …

Type 1 Diabetes in the house!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  But we’ve had a full-on life-changing summer.  My eldest who is 15 was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This is our story. An hour after a doctors appointment we are sitting in a&e and I can feel it coming, the news I’d seen on a quick Google search…

First Work Taster

It’s work experience week this week, for him and many Y10 around the country.  School gave us a letter two weeks before Christmas telling us they needed to sort out this week ourselves and to get it done by the first week in January.  This made me think that the school didn’t really understand the…