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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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Six Months Worth of Needles

Scott Benner


I have been saving every lancet and needle since this site started on August 16, 2007.  Here is what they look like all in one place.  


The YouTube version of the video is here.


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That's ummm.... wow.
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 05:11 AM
Some comments from my email...

"This is amazing..really sends a message. "

"...that is so powerful and moving..."

"AWESOME video, very moving"

"I think it is really beautiful and sad and moving."

"That is Brilliant! Perfect choice of song.  "

"That is fantastic. Really. Very powerful..."
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 09:53 PM
This is very touching, and i really didnt know how much all these shots would add up to, how many does Arden usually have??

I am a type 1 diabetic, and my heat really goes out to someone as young as Arden, coping with this terrible disease, she really is the bravest little girl i have heard off. Although i am much older then Arden (12!) i still know how it is to live with Diabetes, but to try and re-assure you, it does get easier for the parent once the child grows up, so my mom says , most days i now give myself insulin and tset my own BG, we need to find a cure, to give all the sifferers their childhoods back, it isnt fair.

STAY STRONG ARDEN, a cure is on its way. xxx
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 04:20 PM

Arden gets an average of 7 shots a day and 9 or 10 finger sticks, more if she has lows.
Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 07:19 AM
Thank you Scott. most people i know have 3 or 6, a girl at my school also have Type 1 and she only has 3 shots a day, one at 9 one at 1 and then one before bed.

Thankyou for replying to my question, and also thankyou so much for incuding my comment in one of your recent blogs, it meant to much to me to see that you read it and incuded it, thank you so much
Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 10:00 AM