Category Archives: continuous glucose monitor

6 Years Strong

We were going to go to the zoo, on April 3rd, a Tuesday, during my spring break. After we took TJ to the Dr expecting to be told we were over worried (crazy parents), we were going to go to the zoo. Six years later on Tuesday, April 3rd, during my spring break we went …

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Staycation

Really it was just Tony that got almost a full week off, I still took some sub jobs. But we did have a couple of fun days off together and took advantage of them to do more than just sit around the house being lazy. We took the boys bowling for the first time. And …

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Medtronic 670g System

We’ve been using the newest technology in the pump/cgm world for about 4 months now and here are my opinions. ACCURACY It’s accurate. When TJ wore both the guardian sensor and the Dexcom G5, they were both (usually) pretty close to finger pokes. I feel that the guardian caught the lows a little faster and …

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Mommy and TJ fail (but not too bad)

It’s just another crazy dinner time in the Ortiz home. I plate up everyone’s food and get it on the table. We say grace and dig in. G needs many reminders to eat his dinner (this time it’s was the potatoes he tried to ignore). TJ surprisingly ate everything on his plate without any arguing. …

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I wasn’t planning to go…

The hospital where TJ was diagnosed puts on a little kids camp every summer. It’s just a short 2.5 hour party with activities for the kids and a free lunch. The boys have enjoyed it every time we’ve gone and the first couple years we went my parents came too. It was a fun time …

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Dmom fail

My poor boy! He has been over 300 all day.  It’s really my fault and I feel horrible. He was due for a new pump site (the plastic cannula we insert under his skin for the pump to be able to drip insulin into his system all day) but had plenty of insulin so we …

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First trip to the library!!!

Today was TJ and Gs first trip to the public library! Maybe I’m a bad parent, but I’ve honestly never taken them before. I haven’t been in so long! Since I started buying the books I’ve wanted and especially since getting my kindle, I just haven’t felt the need to go to the library. But …

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Something’s going on

My poor boys! G gets a fever and lethargic in the middle of their birthday party causing him to miss most of the party and not get his cupcake (until a later date). He opened his presents later that evening (after the fever broke) but was still too lethargic to really enjoy it. Ever since …

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Judgement Call

It is something we Dmoms don’t talk about very often, but it really struck me tonight. We make judgement calls every day that have the potential of 1 keeping our kids in range 2 allowing them to go dangerously low Or 3 allowing them to go dangerously high. Every day! Sometimes multiple times a day. …

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A new experience for me

Today was TJs first day of Panther Day Camp and he was not very excited about going. This is his first camp away from all family members and he was apprehensive to say the least. He wouldn’t smile for any pictures or go off and play with the other kids. It didn’t help that the …

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