Friday, September 19, 2008

Back to School

The beginning of the school year has always been a nervous time for us- filled with training new teachers about how to handle low blood sugars or how to administer glucagon in an emergency. This year for (seventh grade) seems to be progressing so much more smoothly. It's not that the teachers are smarter. It's because Cassie is smarter about conveying her needs to them and has become a team member with us in her diabetes care. It's amazing to watch her independence blossom.

Just Another 4:00 A.M. Blood Sugar Check

Am I weird? I hear many parents without diabetes in their families complain how HARD their night was if their child needed late night attention with a cold or minor malady. We've been checking Cassie at least 2 times over the course of a night that it doesn't seem so uncommon to me. In fact, it surprises me when it seems so extraordinary for "normal" parents to not sleep through the night. If only.