What Is The Best Blood Glucose Monitor?

What Is The Best Blood Glucose Monitor?

I will never forget that day in June 2019 when our then 4-year-old grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The endless finger pokes just broke my heart. When his doctor recommended he start wearing a CGM that began our quest to discover what is the best continuous glucose monitors. So here we are almost … Read more

Independent T1D Management – When Is It Time?

Independent T1D Management - When Is It Time?

Independent T1D management, when is it time? Wow! That is certainly a loaded question. I mean there are so many variables involved in deciding when your child is ready to take over their type 1 diabetes management. At what age was your child diagnosed? Our grandson was only 4-years-old at the time of his diagnosis … Read more

What’s a D bag? – What life-saving items do you carry?

D-Bags for 1st day of school

Until our grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes we were completely unaware of what’s a D bag let alone what may be in one. First, let me clarify that I don’t in any way mean the slang version of a d-bag meaning dirtbag. I am referring to a Diabetes bag and anyone who has type … Read more

Can Diabetes Cause Brain Damage?

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Can diabetes cause brain damage? We all know that diabetes is full of highs and lows and it can have a significant damaging effect on the body. What about the brain? How does that roller coaster of blood sugars that is diabetes affect our brain?   I remember one time when visiting my parents, my … Read more

What Is The Immune System And What Does It Do?

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What the immune system is and how it works became important to me when our son and young grandson both developed autoimmune disorders. Our son was diagnosed with Celiac disease and our grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I became very curious about both of these diseases. Once I learned they were autoimmune disorders … Read more

Is There A Difference Between Anxiety And Depression?


Today we will discover the answer to the question “Is there a difference between anxiety and depression?” The reality is that we frequently hear both of these terms. Sometimes we hear them together. Other times only one or the other of these terms. I believe I have even heard them used interchangeably and wasn’t entirely … Read more

Vegetable Gardening In Canada

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What does vegetable gardening in Canada have to do with grandparenting a type 1 diabetic? Plenty. Let me explain. I have mentioned in several previous posts that a healthy, well-balanced, vegetable-rich diet is an important part of diabetes management. So why not grow your own veggies, they taste so much fresher than supermarket veggies and … Read more

Treatment Of Caregiver Burnout

I spent several years working in Palliative care in a nursing home setting and am fully aware that caregiver burnout is real which is why understanding the treatment of caregiver burnout is so important. Prevention is always best but knowing what to do if you recognize symptoms of caregiver burnout is important. Since our grandson … Read more