Our 2014 in review

It is that time of the year when everyone reflects on the year’s events, accomplishments, set-backs, and sets goals for 2015. Let’s take a look at some of the memorable events and posts of 2014.

On January 23 V started on the insulin pump. After the initial adjustment, I can say that it has been a transformative experience. Yes, it can be a pain, literally and figuratively. However, going from multiple injections every day to one injection every 2-3 days is amazing. It’s made BG management so much easier, as we are able to bolus and correct frequently and intervene in the middle of the night without V waking up for it. It’s allowed V more freedom and independence, along with more responsibility of course.

In April, my husband and I attempted to go on a date. It turned out to be an epic fail. We still laugh about it sometimes. Because if you can’t laugh at it, what good is it? Since then, we’ve managed to go out a few times and even have V on a number of sleepovers, without major issues. So we are getting over our little trauma, I think.

In May I wrote this letter of gratitude to our school nurse. We are so incredibly lucky. Not all school nurses are created equal and we’ve heard many horror stories. Our nurse is amazing. She is knowledgable, supportive, caring, and is an advocate and a friend. She made V’s transition to school after diagnosis, and her subsequent experience in school as good and normal as it can be. Words fail to adequately express our daly gratitude.

In June, V went to a slumber B-day party and managed her Diabetes and gluten-free diet on her own, with help from her BFF. While she clocked in a record low, she did a great job and had fun, and we all survived the experience.

In July we launched our Facebook Page, where I’ve been posting on regular basis. Thank you to those of you who “liked” the page and follow our adventures. If you haven’t done so, please check it out, “like” it and share with others, so that we can spread awareness about T1D and Celiac.

In August I wrote about our summer trip and my epic fail to pack properly. It was so ridiculous that it was rather hilarious. Again, as long as it ends well, we might as well laugh.

In September I produced this bestseller post, judging by the number of “likes”, comments and shares. If you look closely, you will also notice that I completely fail at basic arithmetic. If you figure out what the problem is, comment to let me know 🙂

In October, we got V’s Celiac blood panel done to see how her healing is progressing. After a little over a year of staying on a strict gluten-free diet, here numbers were “significantly lower but still above normal”. Good news, bad news, normal news? After consulting further with the GI, she clarified for us that it can take up to two years for numbers to normalize. We will have to repeat the test in a few months to make sure were are still on the right track. We also celebrated a milestone of 6 months at A1C of 7.0!

November was a busy and special month – Diabetes Awareness month. We also traveled to New York, this time packing successfully, and also successfully navigating different apps and websites to locate delicious gluten-free meals all around the city.

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V is enjoying a gluten-free (and very carby!) crepe in NYC

I also made a DITL post about our ordinary T1D and Gluten-Free life in this blog and posted daily on the Facebook Page.

In December I wrote about our adventures with rage bolusing. This month has been rather interesting, given disruption of schedule due to school break and lots of holiday eating. We keep rolling with the punches and adjusting as we go. The only constant is lack of stability, and that we’ve come to accept long ago.

Thank you everyone for reading this blog, following us on Facebook, and helping us spread awareness about T1D and Celiac. Here’s to happy and healthy 2015!

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2 responses to “Our 2014 in review

    • You are correct! It took me a while to realize I had two #2, and by then the post was published and I did not want to edit it any further. So yes, count carbs? No problem. Count to 10 properly? Cannot do. 🙂

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