One great benefit of working from home: being able to run over to the middle school to change the infusion site and reservoir for the 11 year-old’s insulin pump when it unexpectedly runs dry during the school day.

One great benefit of working from home: being able to run over to the middle school to change the infusion site and reservoir for the 11 year-old’s insulin pump when it unexpectedly runs dry during the school day.

Traveling with T1D: Here’s our bag o’ insulin pump infusion sites, resevoirs, glucagon shot, rescriptions and used sharps. Fun!

Traveling with T1D: Here’s our bag o’ insulin pump infusion sites, resevoirs, glucagon shot, rescriptions and used sharps. Fun!

Got some glucose gel for the 10 year old, for when her blood sugar goes low.
I may have to give it a taste, myself.

Got some glucose gel for the 10 year old, for when her blood sugar goes low.

I may have to give it a taste, myself.

What goes well with polka dot pants? Why polka dot socks, of course! And an insulin pump.
The 10 year-old’s outfit this morning.

What goes well with polka dot pants? Why polka dot socks, of course! And an insulin pump.

The 10 year-old’s outfit this morning.

Second replacement insulin pump for the 10 year-old in five months has arrived.
The little squirt is wreaking havoc with these things. We’ve learned a few tips for better care to prevent another malfunction.
She chose purple this time; not sure I approve.

Second replacement insulin pump for the 10 year-old in five months has arrived.

The little squirt is wreaking havoc with these things. We’ve learned a few tips for better care to prevent another malfunction.

She chose purple this time; not sure I approve.

Our stash of infusion sets and reservoirs for the 9 year-old’s insulin pump. They have to be changed every 2-3 days. As you can see, we’re currently well stocked.
As you can also see, we store this life-saving medical equipment for our child along with our supply of Bailey’s, Wild Turkey and tequila.
Don’t judge.

Our stash of infusion sets and reservoirs for the 9 year-old’s insulin pump. They have to be changed every 2-3 days. As you can see, we’re currently well stocked.

As you can also see, we store this life-saving medical equipment for our child along with our supply of Bailey’sWild Turkey and tequila.

Don’t judge.

Time to change the 9 year old’s infusion set!
She has Type 1 diabetes. She uses the insulin pump above. Every three days or so we have to change the infusion set.
These are the tools of the trade.
The quarter is for changing the battery in the pump, which we have to do every couple of weeks.
This insulin pump is an amazing piece of technology. But, all in all, it’d be better if she didn’t have to use it.
It’d also be better if she didn’t like Justin Bieber, if you ask me, but what can you do?

Time to change the 9 year old’s infusion set!

She has Type 1 diabetes. She uses the insulin pump above. Every three days or so we have to change the infusion set.

These are the tools of the trade.

The quarter is for changing the battery in the pump, which we have to do every couple of weeks.

This insulin pump is an amazing piece of technology. But, all in all, it’d be better if she didn’t have to use it.

It’d also be better if she didn’t like Justin Bieber, if you ask me, but what can you do?

Our 9 year old daughter has Type 1 Diabetes and wears an insulin pump.
The infusion site for her pump needs to be changed every 2-3 days.
This chalkboard in the kitchen is great for helping to remind us when the last site change was.
It’s also, apparently, great for writing potty words.

Our 9 year old daughter has Type 1 Diabetes and wears an insulin pump.

The infusion site for her pump needs to be changed every 2-3 days.

This chalkboard in the kitchen is great for helping to remind us when the last site change was.

It’s also, apparently, great for writing potty words.