Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let the fundraising begin :)

 We have started raising money for Team Isaac in the JDRF walk. We will also being doing a fundraiser for Denise Faustman's Lab :)
Isaac choose the above photo to place on the buckets...
  We place these buckets in area businesses..
This is only one of the things we do to raise money.
I will keep you posted on other ways and the amounts we are raising. Last year Team Isaac raised over $3200.00 for JDRF.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Trial Net Type 1 Diabetes Research Study

 Jacob and I had our TrialNet study(blood draw) in Nov. We got our results back a few weeks ago. They were negative for autoantibodies
. www.diabetestrialnet.org
 Marty and Abram participated in the study this past week at Isaac's Endocrinologist Appt.
 We were all happy to help with this research and support Isaac. :) and all the others that are fighting this terrible disease...
Here they are after having blood drawn...

Thanking God for insulin and the advancements in treatment for type 1 diabetes!!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

What's your number? A1C number that is...

 At diagnosis, Isaac's A1C was over the top of the above thermometer...13.2 !!!
 He has blood taken every three months to check on his A1C level...Once a year they take more blood and test for more things, like thyroid, celiac, etc.(Because with a type 1 diagnosis he is at greater  risk for developing these diseases also.) They also did  islet autoantibodies testing on this day.
 Hannah, Isaac's Certified Pediatric Nurse Practioner checking him out.
 Usually our visit takes around 3 hours. After checking in, Isaac gets called back for bp, height, weight, etc. Then see's his diabetes nurse educators, nutritionist, phlebotomist, and Nurse Practioner. Sometimes we have to get new prescription refills.

The guys always want to stop at Bass Pro Shop along the way..Here they are with a few goodies they purchased...not including the vehichles around them..lol-Jacob came last time and he and I had our TrialNet study done. He didn't get to come this time.Abram and Marty had TrialNet Testing done today.(A type 1 diabetes research study.)
 A short nap on the way home after a long day. The East Tn. Childrens Hospital is about a 2.5 hours from our house.
Abram and Isaac "resting" on the way home :)

We also stopped for ice cream cones before we made it home..to celebrate Isaac's great A1C!! Which was a 6.5 this time :) Down from 6.7 last time..
I am so thankful for a safe trip and a good check up for Isaac..and all of God's many blessings on our family.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We won Tracy's giveaway :)


Tracy over at "Our New Adventure" http://www.adventurezonetracy1918.blogspot.com
hosted a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her son Caleb's two year diaversary. We won a band from www.bands4life.net. (They also give a portion of their proceeds to http://www.jdrf.org We have ordered from them before and have been very happy with their service.
Isaac picked out an arm band that he liked and we ordered it this morning. Thank you so very much Tracy for this great gift.
So thankful for Tracy and others in the diabetes online community..they have been a great help to me!
Thank you Lord for your many blessings.

Below are some pictures of Isaac wearing an arm band over his Omnipod during basketball games.
                                                     You want get past me..lol
                                                     Ready for the lay up pass :)
Driving in...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our Replacement Omnipod PDM Update

Our new "replacement" Omnipod PDM has tested within range every time with the testing solution. Our old one had started testing below range every time.  Omnipod and Freestyle were both fast acting in getting this issue fixed. I have been very happy with these companies for all of our diabetes supply needs and replacements.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Continous Glucose Monitor Picture

 This was a 24 hour period on Isaac's CGM-his highest spike was post breakfast that reached around 149 and his lowest reading was around 78. (The spot without a line was when the Dex. wasn't reading.) Sometimes his line looks like high mountains and deep valleys. I figured I would take a picture :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The big 40 :)

Thankful for another year that God has blessed me with.
It is hard to believe how fast time is flying by. I turned 40 last week :)