Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Meet and Greet with Charlie Kimball

Emerson won a contest sponsored by JDRF and Novo Nordisk, and the prize was a meet and greet with Charlie Kimball on Carb Day at the race track and tickets to the Indy 500.  We are huge race fans and were excited for Emerson to have her first experience at a race and to meet Charlie. 

In the meet and greet with Charlie, Emerson received an autographed poster and race car.  She and Charlie even shared CGM sites.  In the picture below, Charlie is pointing to his stomach were he was wearing his CGM sensor.  Emerson was ecstatic about meeting him and getting a blue and orange race car.  Our time with him was very brief but he seemed like a very nice gentleman. 


We sat in the Novo Nordisk area at the Indy 500 on Sunday and people were sporting a lot of blue and orange.  Unfortunately, Charlie did not win the race but we hope to see him back in Indy next year.

A big thanks to JDRF and Novo Nordisk for a great weekend.  (And a big thanks to diabetes for playing nice for the weekend!)

Monday, February 18, 2013


of our last couple of months.  Each day I think about blogging and then each day I neglect to do it.  However, today is a different day...I thought about blogging and I'm actually going to write a quick post.

A huge highlight for Emerson was that she won Lenny the Lion from Kim at Texting My Pancreas in her "Give All The Things" giveaway.  A big thanks to Kim because Emerson is in love with Lenny and is excited that Rufus has a friend!

(Loving on Lenny)

Also, in December, Emerson went live with her CGM which was a good thing for us because we actually had a bad shipment of pods, and we were constantly dealing with HIGH BGs and changing pods in December and January.  We went through twenty somethings pods in a month.  It took us awhile to figure out that we not only had one bad box of pods but four boxes of bad pods.  Luckily, we contacted Insulet and they replaced all the pods (even though that shipment of pods was purchased through another supplier).

Fortunately, at Emerson's quarterly endo appointment in early February, her A1C was just up slightly and she was still within the normal range for her age.  Emerson loves her doctor and nurse so our quarterly visits are usually eventful.

(at Riley)

On February 8th, we "celebrated" Emerson's two year anniversary with diabetes.  She wanted to celebrate with a balloon and Dairy Queen.  So, she got a balloon and a huge hot fudge sundae.  Just before we headed to DQ, Emerson had her lowest BG ever (a 34), so after a few stressful moments of waiting for her to come up, it was a perfect night for a sundae.

(Enjoying some DQ)

Valentine's Day was good.  Emerson's class had healthy snacks instead of cupcakes and cookies.  She received candy from her friends but she threw some of it away because she said it was bad for her teeth!  I love how responsible my little girl can be.

Hopefully, the rest of the month is uneventful and diabetes cooperates (but as we all know, diabetes rarely cooperates)!