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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Day One: This Site

Scott Benner

I’m very happy with how it went today regarding the chronicling of Arden’s Day online.  Today was a pretty average day.  Some days her BG is high and I can’t figure out why or get it down quick enough... That’s called riding high.  Some days she rides low and I hardly give her any insulin.  But today was pretty average.  I kept her in range for the most part and had one high and one low test.  Having to give Arden “sugar” to get her up quickly is thankfully not the norm.  It happens maybe 2 times a month which is an amazing improvement over last year when it seemed to happen non-stop.  

Taking care of Arden is the ultimate in OTJT (on the job training).  I’ve been disseminating Arden’s day how we experienced it in the beginning.  You get a crash course in what-is-what and then you dive in (actually it feels like you’re pushed in).  So today I pushed you into the pool that is caring for a child with Juvenile Diabetes.  Once you summon up the nerve to watch the video of me getting Arden’s BG back to good you’ve completed my one day online crash course in Type I.

 I sent the emails to you as things were happening today to give you the feeling of immediacy that the disease creates.  I won’t be sending the updates like that from here on out.  Over the next few days I’ll be adding more pages with different information.  I’ll share a few “scary” stories, a few funny stories and show you why there is hope for a cure.  I sincerely appreciate the time you’ve given to this so far...