Posts in category: independence
The Appointment

Endocrinologist appointments are important touchstones in life with diabetes. It’s a quarterly or tri-annual check-in at which months of diabetes are assessed as a whole.We went into the city for my daughter’s appointment yesterday. There were no extra…

Slowly but Surely

Our household diabetes policy (yours may vary) has been for my daughter to take on diabetes responsibilities as she feels ready. The understanding has been that while we do not expect to live in her college dorm with her, she should not feel …

Still Lending a Hand

Our family has experienced several turning points over the years when it comes to my daughter taking on increased responsibility for her care.  To us, each of these has been a big deal.  She can check her own blood sugar!  She can troubl…

Glucagon Training

A couple of weeks before my daughter went on the five night youth group trip I met with the chaperones to train them in glucagon use, and to talk about diabetes concerns for the trip. These are people I know well, which has a great …

The Trip I Never Thought Could Happen

My daughter is currently in a city 4 hours from here without a parent.This is it: the moment I thought would never come.  No way. No how. She would NEVER grow up. At least not diabetes-wise.I’m stunned that it’s happening and even more stunne…

The Trip

I chaperoned a five day, four night, 120 kid high school field trip last month.While there was a school nurse traveling with the group, and while my kid does most of her diabetes management alone at this point, I wasn’t completely comfortable lett…