Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes issues

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 ūüėú) 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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Paranoid Dmom

Our summer has been full of fun and a little worry.We've been walking our local trail almost every day. And we've tried out a trail that is a little more like a hike.It has small hills And precarious cliffs.We've been enjoying our mornings together!We have had a few worried moments about G though. He keeps …

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TJ is 8!!

Loves:  Sweets, playing on the tablet, and reading the classics (peter pan)or Star Wars books. Favorite toys: legos, board games,and stuffed animals Favorite foods: ice cream and cake, popcicles, and quesadillas Favorite song: jingle bells and his own made up songs Favorite TV shows/movies: voltron and epic  This boy is crazy loving! He wants to …

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Gabriel is 5

Loves: playing on his tablet, family game night, puzzles and taking toy guys  apart. Favorite toys: legos, puzzles, coloring books and colored pencils,  Favorite foods: ice cream, pizza, and corn dogs Favorite song:  abc’s and jingle bells Favorite TV shows/movies: troll hunters and lego movies. This boy is pretty amazing! He’s reading sight words and …

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Two panic attack Tuesday 

It’s been a long time since I’ve written! I was super bummed that we didn’t make it to a pumpkin patch last year, that’s my favorite post to write.  But the odds were not in our favor last October. We did have a beautiful Christmas, spending time with family. And have been trying to stay …

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My crazy Friday (and it’s only 11am)

This morning my boys woke up…then the craziness began. They were both over tired and whined/cried about everything. G didn’t want to fold and put away a pair of his clean shorts that were laying on the floor, so I let it go. We went downstairs and had breakfast after which they usually wipe down …

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