This post is titled "Saturday Snapshot". Rather than take new photos today, I decided to revisit some of the ones we've taken in the past. I love looking back upon where we've been, it gives me hope and encouragement to the future knowing we've come so far.
|This was a 3 month supply of syringes, pen needles, and ketone strips.|
This is just a fraction of Laila's supplies.
|High sugars make for a sad Laila.|
|Giving herself an injection, Laila is very independent.|
|Rule of 15: 15 grams of fast-acting carbohydrates,|
retest 15 minutes later.
|The beginning of a long evening.|
|*Not the highest we've ever seen, but still scary.|
|Hopes of relief!|
|Glad to see a number below 500|
|This is scary low.|
|This dancer has diabetes!|
|One of my rules is Laila must always have some type|
of identification on. Always.
|Ready for a swim? Not just yet!|
|Endocrinology visits every 3 months.|
|High sugars feel awful.|
|Time for a pump site change!|
|This is a special necklace I had made for Laila.|
The back identifies her, that she's a type 1,
and she wears an insulin pump.
|This is Laila's favorite place to wear her pump.|
Right in her back pocket!
|Another sad face. Starburst to the rescue!|
|This is one of my favorite photos.|
I still do 2am checks. Religiously.
A middle of the night snack with my baby.
I hope these photos shed some life onto the ups and downs of the diabetes roller coaster, there's rarely a moment where the first thing out of my mouth doesn't have to do with diabetes. I have hopes and dreams of a cure one day. Until that day comes, we'll keep checking. Knowledge is power.