I’m still here. Are you?

It’s been a while. So long that I had to look up my password to log in. So long that V had been telling me that I really need to post something.

I wish I could say that diabetes and celiac are fading into background and are not as impactful on our lives as before. Nope. They are as present and felt as ever, maybe even more so now that we are in the throes of puberty. There’s plenty of material to write about. And yet every time I thought about posting something, the motivation was not there. So I’ll attempt to hit a restart button with this quick hello.

We marked 6 years of living with T1D and Celiac. V turned 14 in April and started high school last week.

Adolescence plus diabetes plus celiac = hard and frustrating. Insulin resistance is up. Daily insulin needs are way up. A1C is up. Burnout is up. Motivation and energy to deal with diabetes is down. We keep putting one foot in front of the other, one day at a time.

At the end of May we started looping. I embraced my inner geek and got V all set up. We are still trying to tweak settings. Things are far from perfect but our nights are a LOT better and V wakes up in range almost every morning. I could probably write a dozen posts just about our looping experience. Hopefully I’ll get one or two done.

V asked me if she could write a post for this blog. I hope she takes a more active role here. I’m awaiting her draft. I don’t know what she is writing about but I’m really looking forward to it.

Podding on vacation in Cancun