Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pump honeymoon

Why withhold an excellent physiological treatment?

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Pump honeymoon

So yes I agree that when you go onto a pump -insulin pump for diabetes type 1 (insulin dependant) that you have a type of honeymoon period and then sugars go haywire again. However that requires just a little adjusting (and usually if a child co-incided with a growth spurt – and by law of nature kids grow all the time). Pump settings require tweaking, yes I agree. This is not an argument against a pump.

Pump therapy is by far more physiological than 4 injections a day. Managing diabetes in children is very hard. Why would you not want the easiest way available in a very tricky situation?

I am all for making life easier for both patients and parents and I truly and firmly believe the more physiological the better. I am not saying this is for everyone and obviously there has to be criteria to fulfil BUT there is no reason to actively withhold a therapy this awesome!pump2pump

Can Amy Winehouse see, mommy?

So I have been trying to relate “death” to my 2 and 4 year old because our puppy died and then my dog got ridden over and also has proceeded on to heaven. For some or other reason my children heard Amy Winehouse singing and have become her most avid fans. I like this as I really rate her and am so chuffed that my littles have good taste in music.

So I was trying one day whilst driving home to explain the “death” concept and how this all works and mentioned that Amy is also in heaven with “badger’s” pup and “poppy dog”. No way mummy came the reply I can hear Amy singing she is here not in heaven. So we had another few chats around that issue. Then she pops us – so can Amy Winehouse “see” badger’s pup and poppy mummy and can she see us?

Bear in mind she is 4.

I also get told that NO mummy that is not Amy Winehouse, when I play her lesser well known tracks and as soon as I switch to a better known one, Cayley says yes now you have it correct.

I do hope Amy is in heaven and I do hope she is entertaining my two dogs with her awesome music.

For now we will continue to debate frolicking puppies and Amy’s cool music on our trips to and from school. (So pleased to not be listening to Barney)



MOmmy heart

I just feel so overwhelmed and blessed at the moment when I realise that one of the things that for so long I longed for – motherhood has arrived. My husband will kill me for putting it like that. (He did not approve of ” the song of childbirth” that I tried to sing giving natural birth and I must say we still laugh at some situations that I have put him through a little unwillingly – like natural child birth experience). But the over-riding absolutely peaceful joy that over-fills my heart is something I just feel I need to share today.

Mostly that I am so grateful to be a mom. That my two little princess joys are the amazing individuals that they are and on a daily, also minute-to-minute basis make my heart skip a beat much the same way that young infatuated love does.

It has not always been this rosy picture. Wind back two and a half years and I was in a not so great place about it all, having just “tried” and failed to sing the song of childbirth, had an out of body experience attempting it, I was in the blue-black dolldrums of the aftermath. I have blogged about this on here and on another forum.

And all the more reason I am so grateful for this bright sunshiny happy place. ON a daily basis I get to “learn” their personalities and their nuances, experience their honesty and cuddles. I just feel blessed to the brim. IMG_4936IMG_4934

Carb counting and cooking demo

well worth it ! quality as well as quantity of life 🙂

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Carb counting and cooking demo

cooking demo.jpgWe have a few spots left, book asap – the dietician consult is claimable from medical aid and a very fun way to do your yearly dietetics consult 🙂

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