Friday, August 19, 2011

Packing & Stressing

We are leaving on Tuesday at an ungodly hour (3:45 a.m.) for a seven day Alaska cruise.  I am very excited and looking forward to the trip but I am nervous of the diabetes unknowns that may come our way.  I am trying my best to plan and pack.  I even got a loaner pump to take with us in case of a pump failure while we are away.  (Thank you Medtronic) :)
We have our letter from the doctor, diabetes supplies & backup supplies but I still feel like I am forgetting things.  I am worried about the airport and hoping security goes smoothly.  This will be our first plane trip as a family and with diabetes.  We have been doing a lot of traveling this summer and everything has gone well so far and I am hoping that this trip does too.
It is funny because before diabetes, I always planned and packed carefully for vacations.  Now I do that times 10!  Although now my packing priorities have changed.  Now diabetes needs are at the top of my list and for everything else,  I figure we will make it work.  

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hooray for the Goofy Giveaway

As some of you know, we entered the giveaway at My Life as a Pancreas for the new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Book Coco and Goofy's Goofy Day and we won!

It arrived in the mail today and Julia was very excited to receive it.  It is a great book which we have already read three times.  In the story the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends find out that their friend Coco the Monkey has Type 1 Diabetes.  She is invited to Goofy's birthday party.  Goofy worries about whether or not she should go to the party since she has diabetes.  He learns that she can do anything he can do and eat treats too.  In the end Goofy ends up needing to be taken care of because he ate too much junk and Coco is fine and had a great day.  Julia thought the ending was very funny and enjoyed the book very much.

This book is part of a partnership between Disney and Eli Lilly.  Disney has even added a new section on their family website all about Life with Type 1.  If you have not had a chance to check it out you can HERE. 

Thank you to Stephanie for having this giveaway and thank you to Disney and Eli Lilly for making my girl smile.