Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes issues

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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What we’ve been up to

I just noticed I haven’t written anything since April! We’ve been too busy being sick, spending time with family and friends, and just generally having fun! But here’s an update: Summer is finally here!!! I’m so excited to spend time with my boys (and to not have to go to school!!!) 😃 I haven’t started …

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Easter weekend 2016

 The boys are playing outside in the sunshine, while I stand in my kitchen snacking on BBQ potato chips and drinking a glass of red wine. We are waiting for tony to get home so we can sit down for our teriyaki chicken and rice dinner. It’s so peaceful and quiet in the house I …

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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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