Podcast 108: We Don’t Need a New PlayStation, We Need a Solution | Kayla Mattingly

Real Life Diabetes Podcast
People living with diabetes don’t just need the latest and greatest tech, they need real solutions to unique problems! Kayla Mattingly always knew she wanted 3-4 kids from the start, but never imagined two of her four sons would be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She rolled with the autoimmune punches, but an insulin allergy has her family and medical team scrambling for solutions. Type IV Hypersensitivity to insulin is rare, but she has found a handful of other parents who are looking for answers. 

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Tuesday Topic: Does T1D Affect Your Parenting Skills?

GP on a Boat

I’m NOT a parent and after my behavior today, it might be a good thing.  My sister and nephew are in town and I made a point to have quality one-on-one time with Greg (a.k.a Grandpa Henry).  GP Henry is four and 100% boy – fearless, somewhat stubborn and off the charts a cutie pie.  We like to sing songs, eat vitamin C organic lollipops and solve the world’s problems.

During our recent adventure on a playdate with Sara and her daughter Stella, I had my first T1D “wait a second” experience.  The kids were loud, jumping on things and doing what any active three and four year old would be doing.  While sitting there watching the little ones, I found myself festering.  WTF????  The day started a little rocky so I was contributing my lack of tolerance to the previous days events.  I should be happy, patient and over the moon about my quality time…  I sprang up and told Sara I was headed downstairs to test my blood sugar. Continue reading