10 episodes

Alicia and Josh talk about taking care of their type 1 diabetic son, Charlie, and his brother, Sam.

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    • Kids & Family

Alicia and Josh talk about taking care of their type 1 diabetic son, Charlie, and his brother, Sam.

    The Basic Life Stuff

    The Basic Life Stuff

    For World Diabetes Day 2018, we made a show you can share with friends who want to learn what type 1 diabetes is, what it's like to care for a kid with it, and how they might offer a little support.


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    • 34 min
    Cinnamon Tangent

    Cinnamon Tangent

    What's it like to wear a CGM? Can wearing one yourself help you understand what it's like for your kid? Alicia tried it and shares some thoughts.


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    Get 10% off at GrifGrips.com when you use our referral code. (We earn points, too, if you do this.)
    Josh's estimate of the carbs in a Cinnabon cinnamon roll was a bit high. Apologies to the Cinnabon corporation.


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    • 24 min
    Report Card

    Report Card

    The bad news: We see our kid's A1C as our report card. The good news: We got a pretty good grade.


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    Meet Dot, a book about diabetes for little kids that Charlie has had a renewed interest in lately.
    Wikipedia's page on A1c in case our rambling explanation isn't quite doing it for you. :)


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    • 26 min
    The Peanut Butter Chocolate Gene

    The Peanut Butter Chocolate Gene

    Our game plan for trick-or-treat is coming together. We think we should try a superbolus or two.


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    Beyond Type 1's candy cheat sheet


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    • 35 min
    Limited Real Estate

    Limited Real Estate

    Charlie wants his Dex on his forearm. What could go wrong?


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    Lipohypertrophy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipohypertrophy


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    • 19 min
    Bed of Pokey Things

    Bed of Pokey Things

    Toddler drool took out our PDM. We fell back to our fallback. Also, we have some tips for doing insertions and shots on kids.


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    The prescription numbing cream we use: https://www.rxlist.com/emla-drug.htm
    The Tegaderm film we use to cover the numbing cream while it works: https://www.amazon.com/Tegaderm-Transparent-Dressing-Picture-Package/dp/B0009Q2OMW/
    Buzzy Bee natural pain blocker: https://www.amazon.com/Buzzy-Mini-Personal-Striped-injections/dp/B004UMOWBM/
    ShotBlockers (bed of pokey things): https://www.amazon.com/Bionix-Shotblocker-Insulin-Injection-Device-3/dp/B00B2GI3TG/
    GrifGrips for Dexcom: https://www.amazon.com/GrifGrips-Sports-Adhesive-Patch-Dexcom/dp/B01BGZ3TNW/
    GrifGrips for Omnipod: https://www.amazon.com/GrifGrips-Medium-Sports-Adhesive-Omnipod/dp/B01N8TPOHI/


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    • 27 min

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