Friday, May 13, 2011

Sugar Bolus Winner!

Thank you everyone for entering my Mother's Day Sugar Bolus!!

I am in the middle of packing my house, so I am going to keep this short and sweet!  :o)

Wendy from Candy Hearts, you are the big winner!  :o)

Send me an email at to claim your prize! 

Now.... for everyone else, head on over to The Princess and the Pump for this weeks Sugar Bolus!

Monday, May 9, 2011

DBW Day 1 - Admiring our differences.

Day #1 of Diabetes Blog Week:

Admiring our differences - Monday 5/9: We are all diabetes bloggers, but we come from many different perspectives.  Last year, Diabetes Blog Week opened my eyes to all of the different kinds of blogs (and bloggers) out there – Type 1s, Type 2s, LADAs, parents of kids with diabetes, spouses of adults with diabetes and so on.  Today let’s talk about how great it is to learn from the perspectives of those unlike us!  Have you learned new things from your T2 friends?  Are D-Parents your heroes?  Do LADA blogs give you insight to another diagnosis story?  Do T1s who’ve lived well with diabetes since childhood give you hope?  Pick a type of blogger who is different from you and tell us why they inspire you - why you admire them - why it’s great that we are all the same but different!!

What a wonderful subject.  I will confess that I mostly read other D Mama blogs... however, if you look at my blogroll, you will see I have two columns.  One column is for blogs like mine... blogs of parents that are living with type 1 diabetes through their children.  The other column is for the blogs out there that absolutely fascinate me... blogs of adults (and a teen) that have Type 1.  Reading their posts and seeing Type 1 through their perspective is not only educational for me, but inspirational.  At the age of 4, Sugar Boy is just now getting to where he can tell me some of what he feels.  By reading these blogs... blogs that are written by people that I both admire and find immensely entertaining... I am able to better read some of the thoughts and emotions that I see cross Sugar Boy's face.  I am able to understand more what he thinks and feels and what living with this disease really means for him.  I will never fully know, of course...and that hurts my heart in ways that I cannot explain.  But it does help to have the glimpses that these amazing bloggers offer me. 

So, any PWD bloggers that may be reading this right now... THANK YOU!  Thank you for the gift of your insight... thank you for giving me hope that my son can grow into a happy adult who lives well with diabetes.  I know sometimes it can not be easy to pull the feelings that you have out and translate them into the words that we read... but as a D Mama who so desperately needs to understand this disease in every way possible, it truly means the world that you do it!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sugar Bolus: A Custom Creation for Mom!

Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow D Mama's!! 

Things have been busy around my house... and as a result my blog has been sorely neglected.  I am happy to celebrate my return to blogging with this weeks Sugar Bolus! 

One of the things I have been busy with is putting together a part time business that I can do out of my home.  I have had the idea for this venture floating around in my head for a couple of years... but until now I had no time to pursue it. 

So, without further ado, I would like to introduce....

I will have much more information in time (including information on the exclusive Diabetes Awareness line of products that I am creating... with which proceeds will be donated to JDRF), but the important thing for this week is that Custom Creations by Donna is sponsoring this weeks Mother's Day Sugar Bolus!

So, what do you get?

Well.... a Mother's Day gift, of course!

A CUSTOM mother's day gift.... customized specifically for YOU!  If you are the winner of the sugar bolus I will send you a short questionnaire.  Based on how you answer the questions, I will customize a gift basket just for you!  This gift basket will be a reflection of you and the things you love. 

Because this is a totally custom basket I don't have a picture of it yet.... since it has not yet been created!  But the basket above will give you an idea of what I am talking about.  :o)

I would like to add - If you are not a D Mama, you are still a Mama!!!!!!!  So, please enter, because you deserve this gift as much as anyone.  If you are neither a D Mama or a Mama.... maybe you know a special mom that would love this gift???  If so, ENTER!!  :o)

Here's how to enter... 
1.  Leave me a comment before midnight Thursday, May 12, 2011.  Include your first name (comments left with out a name will be eliminated).

** You must leave me a comment on this blog to be entered.** 

2. To earn extra entries for the giveaway post a separate comment for each: 

     * Tweet about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link
     * Facebook about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link

     * Blog about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link

- No duplicate comments are allowed and will be eliminated.

- Winners will be selected via random draw at  

- Winners' names will be posted here on The Sugar Kids Blog on Friday May 13, 2011
After a winners named and posted, the winner will have 48 hours to send a message to me at subject Sugar Bolus Winner.  If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.