Wednesday, January 21, 2015

working on a tumblr and redoing pump vs injections page

There are no posts yet. If you could follow it, possibly support it, that'd be outstandingly wonderful.


Some of you know about our Pump versus Injections! page.
I am redoing it, so if you have anything to add please
post on the page. Leave your name/Alias and I will add 
your post. Thank you!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

it has almost been 2 years

hello, everyone! welcome back.
do you remember when you got diagnosed? because, i do. in fact, on February 12th, it will be 2 years since i've had diabetes! 2 years and 1 day ago, i started feeling my symptoms.

fatigue, going to the bathroom a lot, drinking a lot. i lost 12 pounds because i wouldn't eat. i knew something was wrong, because my mom took us to our favorite pizza place... and i didn't eat anything. i was just refusing. if i did eat, i would sleep for hours.

finally, after my mom realized it wasn't just a cold, she called the doctor. i remember when she got scared ; the lights were all the way up, and the tv was on, yet i was sleeping. she called my nan, to see if she should take me to the ER or just the doctor. after explaining the symptoms, my nan agreed that just the doctor was okay.

the next day -- February 12th -- around 7:30 AM, i was woken up to go to the doctor. i had to bring a urine sample, and it could only be from first thing in the morning, as the first morning urine is the strongest. i brought 2 bottles of water, and my mom made me bring cereal. i drank the water, and we had to stop 3 times so i could pee. my doctor IS an hour away, and i had keytones.

once we got in the parking lot - around 8:45, my mom made me eat some cereal. and believe me, i was starved. but i couldn't eat it, my body was rejecting food. i finally got down about a handful, and then off into the doctors office we went.

once i got back into the room, my doctor took the urine sample from me, and sent it out so they could test it. this took about 15 minutes, so my mom and i were just playing on our phones. 5 minutes later, the doctor came in to test my blood while we were waiting. they had a really.. complex meter. they pricked my finger (which at the time felt like death), and my blood sugar was actually, only around 320-350. however, this is OBVIOUSLY way too high!

once my urine results came back, the doctor said, "We assume she has Type 1 Diabetes. We need you to go home right now and pack a bag, then go to the emergency room.". my mom was bawling her eyes out, while i was sitting there, confused. of course, i was 9 and thought i couldnt have any kind of unhealthy food EVER again.. i was wrong.

we went home, and told my brothers the news. they ran upstairs, got my suitcase, and packed it with legos, drawing pads, markers, stuffed animals, and water bottles. my mom packed my clothes, and called my nan to come down. my doctor is connected to CHOP (Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, the best hospital in the country!), and CHOP is only around 20-30 minutes away from our house.

once we got there, i had to wait a little bit. for SOME reason, i always wanted to stay in a hospital. i probably read too many books about running around the hospital when i was younger. soon after, they called us back, took my weight, height, etc..

i was EXTREMELY dehydrated. the nurses came in to give me my IVs, and it took Jeremy, one of my nurses, around 6 times, before John took over. It still took John 3 tries. i got 2 in ; one on my hand, and the other in my upper arm.

if i went on any further, i would just be telling you all about my time in the hospital! i apologize.

anyway, last year ; Feb. 12th, 2014, i got my insulin pump! ahh.. it was amazing. the same day, we got a new dog, named axel! i still have this goofball.

ehh.. thats all! 

goodbye , i hope you have a good week.


Sunday, January 4, 2015


hello everyone! its been quite a while, hasnt it? almost a whole year. and believe me ; i apologize for this. the past year has been a bit busy for me. in august, i shattered my radial head; having a cast on for 2 months. we fostered 65 cats; most being sick. and mostly, the other admins havent been doing a great job reminding each other..

which is why i will be making my own blog, and i will post much more there. 
i will, however, still post here. however, as i will be the (possibly) only admin, i can't do giveaways, and the thing i was going to give away, got lost. but heyyy! i might find some old meter to giveaway. i will be MUCH more active in the summer ; around may - september. eventually, i will be posting every day. 

tomorrow, i will be uploading another blog, this time about diabetes. 

thank you! i hope you had a good holiday!

//// indigo 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Inactiveness, diabetes issues, New Years

Hello diabetics and non-diabetics!


It is Indigo, 'case you don't remember me.


Soo this blog post is saying a few things...

1. Inactivity

So you may have noticed we haven't posted for about 2 months. :c Amelia said she was having diabetes problems and Shannon and I were having computer problems... I'm not sure about Rachel...

2. Diabetes issues

Alright. Where do I begin?
Lets start in December...

In December, I was having extreme highs. And I mean like 302, 299, 370...
And I was having averages of 200 an 190. :c
Now, yesterday, I had a 210, then 264, then 426, then 303, 298, and ended up with a 118.
Sooooo really bad numbers.
And I got the pump delivered, but some of the stuff got recalled. -.-

3. New Years

Who else kept track of the stuff they last did/had in 2013?

Last thing I ate in 2013: A cookie ice cream sandwhich
Last thing I drank in 2013: a diet Dr Pepper
Last thing I said of 2013: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH"
Last number of 2013: 75
First number of 2014: 104

Anyways I will be posting more c:

~Indigo c:


Saturday, November 2, 2013


Hey guys! Sorry for not posting for a long LONG time.
Soooo, on August 31st my dad took me to a PREPUMP CLASS! That means I am in training and still getting ready for my pump! I have 2 pumps I really want.
1.  T-Slim Pump

2.  One-Touch Ping

Those are the ones I REALLY want. If you have one of these, can you write a review in the comments?

Indigo ;)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Amelia's 5th Diabetes Dash!

On October 19 I am going to have Amelia's Diabetes Dash where I ask people to come to a park with thier bikes, scooters, roller skates, a picnic lunch (we will have snacks there) and a donation for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  It is a lot of fun while raising money for JDRF!
Click here for more info:
I hope you can come!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

JDRF 2013 Children's Congress Delegate Blog

Hi! I am a blogger on the Children's Congress Delegate blog!  Here is the link to one of my posts:  Capital Hill Essentials and here is a link to my other post: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.
Please check it out!