Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes issues

Between the Storms

Just your average Thursday at the Ortiz home. Except there were no sub jobs today, so mommy stayed home. The boys got their school work done early and it stopped raining, so….. we went on a short hike. We went to our local Foothills trail and headed east on the new section, the boys have …

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Allergy shots or not

Poor G has terrible seasonal allergies. He’s on three different allergy meds to keep him from being miserable and sometimes, he’s still miserable even with all those meds. He had his annual allergy and asthma checkup today and the Dr once again brought up allergy shots. I’m leaning toward doing it, but Tony isn’t convinced. …

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Childhood Rights and Responsibilities

I’ve been trying to teach my boys responsibilities for the last few years. I have assigned them chores and tried to get them to do their morning and evening routines independently and they’ve had increasing workloads of school work. But I’ve failed. While G has done ok with all of this (so far-he always has …

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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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The Last Time

That’s what I kept thinking today. This is the last time I will unlock the door and go into this school. This the the last time I will see the smiling faces of all the friends and work family of the past 9+ years of my life. This is the last time I will teach …

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Ortiz Christmas 2017

This Christmas Eve and Christmas are different from any previous Christmas we’ve spent as a family. We started our Christmas Eve doing some yoga. I actually got the boys to join me (although TJ really needs to work on his form 😜) and G really seemed to enjoy it. We did a little shopping, and …

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Medtronic 670 CGM

We got sensors! So I called and scheduled a training with the Drs office. TJ is currently wearing 2 CGMs a Dexcom G5 and the new Medtronic guardian. I’m curious to see how they compare. The boys had fun before the training playing on a clinic computer. I didn’t think to charge the transmitter, so …

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Moms night out and Ketones

A friend convinced me to use her extra ticket and go to my high school reunion. (I wasn't going to go-Tony didn't want to go and I wasn't that interested either) So, I got dressed up, met my hubby at church and then left the boys with him and headed to the reunion Earlier in …

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