Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! And another view of Thanksgiving Carbohyrdate Counts.

Happy Thanksgiving!



We are hosting this year and apart from the many hours of cleaning, cooking and baking, we are all very excited to have family from out of town coming in to share a meal and make a few memories.

Here is an oldie from 2012 but a good reminder of Thanksgiving Carb Counts.

CLICK HERE or Copy and Paste this link into your browser.  http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-turkey-dinner.html


From our Naturally Sweet Family to Yours...

May you have a wonderful day, surrounded by family and friends.  

Love,
The Naturally Sweet Sisters




Monday, November 17, 2014

More from #MakeHealth, A Share from DiabetesMine.Com and guest blogger Susannah Fox

Susannah Fox




Sharing another perspective from the T1D Imagining Better Outcomes Conference through #C3N and #MakeHealth.  This was the fabulous event that I attended last week in Cincinnatti, OH.

The article, written by the fabulous Susannah Fox, is a neat perspective from one that does not live with T1D but has a deep desire to help streamline the current healthcare process.

And imagine this... she was one of almost 50 other attendees that has jumped into the idea of tackling this HUGE process and implementing positive change for all PWD's.

What's wonderful about her style is that fact that not only did she politely listen as I rambled on about the day-to-day life of parenting two kids that live with T1D, but she actually dove head first into my story, took notes and offered helpful insight on ways to start the much needed change process.

When we left the conference, I offered her a big hug and thanked her for her time.  What did she do?  Turned around and thanked me for sharing a glimpse into our life.  Then she faithfully promised to continue to work on the solution long after the meeting was completed.

Since then, she has made good on her committment and through tweets @SusannahFox, her blog at www.susannahfox.com, and now, her informative guest post at DiabetesMine.com HERE.

If you get a chance, stop by and say hello to her.

Also, as the process continues, we are encouraging all PWDs to join the movement for #MakeHealth through Twitter @natsweetsisters.  Tweet about what you would like to see improved through your life with T1D.  This is OUR opportunity to make the system better.

Together, we can.




You can visit my previous post #MakeHealth, #C3N NaturallySweetSisters blog post HERE.









Naturally Sweet Sisters Blog Posts for November is National Diabetes Awareness Month 2014

Day 1   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/and-so-it-goes-t1d-is-still-here.html
Day 2   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/november-is-national-diabetes-awareness.html
Day 3   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/some-days-are-good-and-some-days-are.html
Day 4  http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/two-new-diagnosis-is-too-many.html
Day 5 http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/our-normal.html
Day 6 http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/its-like-finding-needle-in-haystack.html
Day 7  http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/reflections-on-way-way-back.html
Day 8 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 9 #MakeHealth  See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 10 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 11 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 12  THE MOST IMPORTANT READ OF THE MONTH!   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/a-prescription-for-design-makehealth.html
Day 13 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 14 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 15 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 16 http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/bouncing-with-diabetes-monster.html





Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bouncing with the Diabetes Monster


This morning our family, along with about fifty other families living with T1D,  met up at a cool place called SkyZone for an event sponsored by a local T1D Awareness group called Diabetes Youth Services (DYS), out of Toledo, Ohio.  

DYS is a wonderful group that provides families with networking opportunities, day camp and even advocacy.  The group loves nothing more than to get out into the community and incorporate fun ideas that bring families together and lessen the T1D blahs.  Hence, choosing SkyZone, which is an interactive trampoline fun center for kids 3-99 years old.  

Happily we met the criteria!  

Upon entering, we did the usual three point bullet list of questions.  

1.) Do we have a safe place to store our T1D gear?
2.) Did we check our BG?
3.) Do we have enough sugar?

Because ultimately, that list of questions will resurface.  

"Mom!  Where is my stuff?  I feel low.  I need to check my BG RIGHT NOW!!!!"

Although today, when the questions surfaced, it wasn't as unusual.  All of the families were dealing with the same issues.  

Around me I could hear (and sometimes just see), the conversations that indicated a need for something urgent that could only be explained by T1D.  

Meters, snacks, kids quietly waiting... all things that happen within our world.  

And yes, there were many that continued on without a single (obvious anyway) pause to their happy bouncing.  

Because no matter how wonderful it is to being doing something fun as a family, the reality is that the Diabetes Monster comes along too.   It may not show up in the moment or it may but ultimately, it is there and just waiting for a time to rear up.  

That's what T1D does.  It lurks.  

The three questions should probably be more along these lines because none of this is something that we asked to do:

1.)  Did we tell the Diabetes Monster not to take, hide, lose or destroy our stuff?
2.)  Did we feed the Diabetes Monster or do we need to feed him soon?
3.)  Did the Diabetes Monster have a blood sugar temper tantrum and do we need to give him a bit of glucose?

Until there is a cure, there is a need for change and a swift kick to the ever troublesome Diabetes Monster.  Or a restraining order.  I'd be good with that too.

Remind your friends and family that while World Diabetes Day is gone, November is National Diabetes Awareness month and it is only about halfway over.  And even more importantly, nothing has changed since we started this 28-day cycle.  We still are in need of change.

Ask the people around you this:

What can you do to help continue to shed the light on the need for better treatments, faster technology and ultimately, a cure for T1D?   

What can you do to give a swift kick to Diabetes Monster?














Naturally Sweet Sisters Blog Posts for November is National Diabetes Awareness Month 2014

Day 1   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/and-so-it-goes-t1d-is-still-here.html
Day 2   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/november-is-national-diabetes-awareness.html
Day 3   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/some-days-are-good-and-some-days-are.html
Day 4  http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/two-new-diagnosis-is-too-many.html
Day 5 http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/our-normal.html
Day 6 http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/its-like-finding-needle-in-haystack.html
Day 7  http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/reflections-on-way-way-back.html
Day 8 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 9 #MakeHealth  See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 10 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 11 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 12  THE MOST IMPORTANT READ OF THE MONTH!   http://www.naturallysweetsisters.com/2014/11/a-prescription-for-design-makehealth.html
Day 13 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 14 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters
Day 15 #MakeHealth See us on Twitter @natsweetsisters





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