Friday, November 1, 2013

Welcome to Blue Circle Living!

What is Blue Circle Living? Well, the blue circle is the international symbol for Type 1 Diabetes, and we are a T1D family. My son, R2, was diagnosed with T1D in May of 2012 a month before his fourth birthday. Since then, I've been coming up with healthy meals, alternative treats and activities for him. I also enjoy quilting, knitting and crafting in general, so that is part of my Blue Circle Living as well. I want to share what I've learned about life with T1D, how I cope with the hard days, some fun party and activity ideas and other projects I'm working on.

Today, 1 November, begins Diabetes Awareness Month, the perfect day to begin this new adventure together. JDRF has some excellent resources and information and was there at the beginning for us with their Bag of Hope program for newly diagnosed diabetics. This video (about 10 minutes long) is a great introduction to what diabetes is all about.

If you've made it this far, thank you! I hope to share something new once a week to begin with, whether it's about T1D or just something delicious or creative I whipped up. Thanks again, and see you next week!