LifeAfterDx--Diabetes Uncensored

A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring. Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Sunday, January 01, 2006

From the mouths of babes

Rio and I are washing dishes. Well I’m washing. And drying. But we are together and enjoying each other’s company. All of the sudden the Guardian pipes up: air raid siren. A high threshold alert.

Rio turns sharply towards me, his big brown eyes wide, and says,
“Ut-oh. A high alarm!”

I’m totally blown away. I had no idea he even knew what the alerts were all about, much less that he’d learned to tell the difference between the alert tones.

Wow. Kids are so amazing.

Happy New Year Everyone!

4 Comments:

Blogger CheriandBill said...

Will, just a quick note to wish you and your family a happy new year. We were successful in getting our hands on a gardian on December 29th in Tampa. My wife is now in her 3rd day of continuous monitoring. We have learned a great deal from your experinces and it helped us greatly to understand it and set our expecations.

Sincerely, Bill & Cheri

8:18 AM  
Blogger Wil said...

B&C--I was so thrilled to hear you got your Guardian, what a great way to start the new yeat!

I'm was also tickled that my experinces helped you out.

Please stay in touch and keep me in the loop; I'll want to know how "your girl" treats you!

12:17 AM  
Blogger type1emt said...

Wil,
When the Girl goes off- have you ever said "Must be high?" or something to that effect.. Kids are smart, even 3 yo's.(they'll remember it) Even my 3 yo nephew knows my "pump", gives Aunt Heidi medicine. And they also manage to be so cute about it!
-Heidi
Thanks for helping my blog out, at least someone reads it.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Wil said...

Heidi--I like your blog quite a lot, you're one of the ones I've got bookmarked.

As to Rio, he's knows everything that goes on, and knows more about diabetes than any non-D kid should.

9:59 PM  

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