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This Picture Makes Me Smile


Do you see Arden in the middle of the purple glowing smoke, the one wearing the hat. Arden danced the night away on Saturday during her first Bar Mitzvah without a care in the world. I just wanted to take a second to tell everyone how grateful my family is for the technology that makes moments like this better. Without Arden's DexCom G4 I would have interrupted her fun countless times during the evening. Each time taking her from the moment and drawing attention to her diabetes. Instead, we were able to monitor her post meal BGs from across the room and when she did require a bolus of insulin, I never took her OmniPod PDM out of my pocket. 

Wireless. Tubleless. Goodness.

Knowing that Arden was safe, carefree and completely unencumbered by diabetes while she danced is a feeling that may be lost on other parents, but I think that every parent of a child with type I will look at his photo and smile along with me. As a father, I found this moment to be completely joyous - nothing beats seeing my kids live without limits.

Have a great week!


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Reader Comments (2)

We love the Dexcom Gen4!! Similiar moment yesterday at a JDRF event at a trampoline place. Kids rip through carbs there and I was able to keep watch on her blood sugars from a distance ( a long distance!) while she jumped and jumped and jumped...never once had to stop her to do a blood sugar test. And then it saved my bootie last night when she was low, low, low from all the jumping!

April 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKrissy McMomma

Makes me smile, too. I love it when our gadgets allow us to take care of our daughter's diabetes without her knowing. At least once in awhile, she can forget about it for a little while.

April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

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