CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Disability Culture

Type One Diabetes Can Develop In Adulthood, Know the Signs

Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disease.It is also called juvenile diabetes but it can also develop in adulthood. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you should know I have a son who has type one diabetes. This auto immune disease causes antibodies to attack the insulin producing parts of the… Continue reading Type One Diabetes Can Develop In Adulthood, Know the Signs

CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Disability Hacks

How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

*Disclaimer: Talk with your endocrinologist before you do this. This stumped our endo and I am happy I found a way to disable this * What Happened A is my 11 year old autistic son. He is also a type one diabetic. He uses the Tandem T-slim x2. It connects with his Dexcom, which is… Continue reading How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

Ableism, Ableism Rebuttals, CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Discrimination

Never Compare Autism to Diabetes

One comparison I see martyr parents make to autism is diabetes. Most of the time they have no experience with diabetes and the drastic consequences it can have. Autism is nothing like it, you cannot die from autism. Diabetes, at least type one, the parent or the diabetic is constantly making decisions all day about… Continue reading Never Compare Autism to Diabetes

Diabetes, Disabled Parenting

When Ordering Medical Supplies for You or Your Child, Know What it is, The Mistakes Can Be Fatal

https://anchor.fm/fierceautie/episodes/When-Ordering-Medical-Supplies-for-You-or-Your-Child--Know-What-it-is--The-Mistakes-Can-Be-Fatal-e1f3lmb It is no secret, one of my children has type one diabetes. It was so hard on him until we figured out what equipment worked for him. There were several hospitalizations until there was a good routine on things. He has an amazing endocrinologist, which his vital. I was told this is quite normal… Continue reading When Ordering Medical Supplies for You or Your Child, Know What it is, The Mistakes Can Be Fatal

ADHD, Diabetes, Disabled Parenting

Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Story of J, D and A

Child abuse comes in all different forms. Child abuse looks like some things that one might not think of. J, D and A are my brothers and sister in law that my husband and I have custody of due to abuse at home and abuse in foster care. My husband and the children share the… Continue reading Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Story of J, D and A

ABA, CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Disabled Parenting

When Your Autistic Child with a Serious Medical Condition has a School Nurse Who Tries To Go Against Doctor's Orders

 *Disclaimer: This blog was written with A's permission. I would never betray my son's trust like that* It is important to know how to advocate for your autistic child who also has a serious medical condition. This is especially true when dealing with school nurses.  As most of my readers know, my 10 year old… Continue reading When Your Autistic Child with a Serious Medical Condition has a School Nurse Who Tries To Go Against Doctor's Orders

Ableism Rebuttals, CoMorbidities, Diabetes

Parent of a Type One Diabetic Speaking out Against Stigma

"Look there is diabetes on a plate." "You are so sweet, you will give me diabetes." "Who ordered the diabetes?" Diabetes is a very serious medical condition that comes in two types. Type one and type 2. Type one has no known cause. It is an autoimmune disorder where the T cells attack the insulin-producing… Continue reading Parent of a Type One Diabetic Speaking out Against Stigma