Author - Chris

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A Day in the Life
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Welcome to our Nightmare
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Burnout
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Type 1 Diabetes and Ontario Schools
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Force feeding a Brick Wall
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Living with Type 1 Diabetes
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My Little Rainbow

A Day in the Life

Today marks 1 year since Rainbow was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. So, what goes on in the life of a kid that lives with T1D? Well, the first thing we learned is that there is seldom a ‘typical’ day. Its a constantly changing thing and there isn’t a magic formula to make sure that[…]




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Welcome to our Nightmare

I wanted to share a little bit about the few weeks leading up to Rainbow being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as well as soon afterwards. We are soon approaching the one year ‘diaversary’ and so we often think back on what happened. We also have had friends ask about how we found out and[…]




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Burnout

I think Rainbow is going through a bit of diabetic burnout lately. Finger pokes hurt more, insulin injections hurt more, everything seems to be more difficult. I’m sure it’s just a stage she is going through, and I feel so bad for her. I hope it will pass soon.




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Type 1 Diabetes and Ontario Schools

There have been many advancements over the years relating to the treatment and management of type 1 diabetes, but when it comes to how Ontario schools deal with the disease, they seem to be a long ways behind.




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Force feeding a Brick Wall

Early on when Rainbow was diagnosed food was one of the things we struggled with the most. Obviously the whole thing was overwhelming, but food seemed to be extra difficult.




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Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a 24/7 job – people must constantly think about how they are managing the disease. – JDRF Canada (http://www.jdrf.ca/our-research/treat/)




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My Little Rainbow

Well, here we go! Thank you for those of you who have stumbled onto this blog. I hope you find it full of information and emotion. I want to introduce you to my daughter. I will refer to her as “Rainbow” throughout this blog to protect her privacy.




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