Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We Need Your Help!

We need your help! We entered this contest a couple of months ago called "Love A Local Business" and we came in 2nd we have the opportunity to try it again and we would love to win this opportunity of a grant that could mean more families go to camp, more products can be developed.

It's really easy to help us you simply go to "Love A Local Business" and hit I am a fan of a business, type in Pump Wear Inc. and Cohoes NY. Than you simply vote.

You can only vote once. We really appreciate your help!

Julie Mom to Adam 22, Patrick 18 and Nikki Tyler Officially 13 years old!

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Sometimes They Surprise You!

Today is Nikki Tyler's 13th birthday! Yes 13 years of our little girl, she has grown so much over the years and we love her so much. Over the years as siblings grow they constantly take pleasure in picking on each other and my children are no different. As a mom you sometimes wonder how can they continue to annoy each other and how you are going to stay sane during it all.

Well I am here to tell you that "sometimes they surprise you". A tradition we have is whenever someone's birthday comes around we all go out to eat to that person's favorite restaurant. This year Adam our oldest had to work so last week he called his sister to see if she wanted to go to a movie, he took her out to a movie, lunch and got her a gift card. Since Patrick is away at school we knew that he would not be available for dinner either. Yesterday a card came addressed to Nikki it was from Patrick telling her that he was sorry he wasn't there to give her a hug and kiss for her birthday and that he loved her, enclosed was a book store gift card for her favorite book store.

Nikki was so happy first that she spent a day with her big brother and second that Patrick who she takes great pleasure in annoying constantly took the time to actually write her a card, of which she said she is going to save as proof that he loves her!

So just when you think you have seen it all they surprise you, and this kind of surprise I will take any day of the week.

Happy Birthday Nikki Tyler who is now officially 13 years old.

Julie Mom to Adam 22, Patrick 18 and Nikki Tyler 13

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

You Got To Love Them

Patrick is away at school and I have to tell you , "You Got To Love Them". I am loving that since he has been away he has been texting me, calling me and skyping me. With today's technology it has made having him away from home so much easier.

The other day he wanted to know why I never answer his skype calls! It's so funny because he must call every time I am away from the desk! He also wanted to know why i sometimes don't answer him on facebook? Well sometimes I have facebook up but i am not at my desk or I am working on another screen.

I just want to hug him because I love that he wants to see or talk with me, you just can't ask for more than that. So to my Patrick I say I will watch for you on facebook and listen for your skype calls because you are a vip call I don't want to miss, hugs!

Julie mom to Adam 22, Patrick 18 and Nikki Tyler 13 (almost)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

6 things I Wish They Told Us

6 Things I wish they had told me when we were first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,

I wish in the early days that they had told us that it was ok to be overwhelmed and that we were not alone, that we had been directed to a support group right away

I wish that we were told that we would be facing up hill battles that would test our strengthen as a family and our faith.

I wish they had told us that we were working with a disease that does not allow us to control it

I wish they had told us that our family would find a bond stronger than anything we could ever dream of

I wish they had told us that we would make friends that would become an important part of our lives, that these friends would be there morning noon and night, the common bond we all share would make us all stronger.

I wish they had told us that we as a family would be able to allow our children to grow and do what ever they wish to do with their life, that we would find the way to help and support our children so that they can accomplish all that they want to and that we would have this inter circle of friends that would always be there to assist us. We will Survive

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with November 14th being world Diabetes Day, spread the word its time for a cure.

Julie Mom to Adam 22, Patrick 18 and Nikki Tyler almost 13 All have Type 1 Diabetes

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Give The Gift Of Memories

For years we talked about being able to offer insulin pump cases with pictures that people send us so that we can make their insulin pump case truly unique and original. This past year we were finally able to provide this to everyone. We are finding that the "Picture That" insulin pump cases are becoming very popular with kids and adults sending in their favorite pictures to proudly display on their cases.

I had one done myself with my three children on it and wear it all the time but i use it for my cell phone! I have had people ask me where I got it simply because they too would like to have some of their memories put on a case as well.

With the up coming holiday season I plan on giving these as gifts! What better way to bring in the holiday than by cherishing memories.

Another really neat idea with the gift of memories is that you can have more than one case done and slip them all on a belt telling a story! Many many unique ways to savor the memories. We hope that you will enjoy our Picture That cases as much as we are.

Julie, mom to Adam 22, Patrick 18 and Nikki Tyler almost (13)

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Give The Gift Of Awareness

November is National Diabetes Awareness month, with November 14th being World Diabetes Day. Lets take this month to give the gift of awareness to those that we know. I think it is timely to send friends and families the signs of diabetes. There are so many families that are touched by diabetes we hope that you will use this month to bring awareness to all that you know within your communities.

Warning Signs for Type 1 Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Knowing the warning signs for type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) could save a life.
Warning signs of type 1 diabetes (these may occur suddenly):

* Extreme thirst
* Frequent urination
* Sudden vision changes
* Sugar in urine
* Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath

* Increased appetite
* Sudden weight loss
* Drowsiness, lethargy
* Heavy, labored breathing
* Stupor, unconsciousne

If you or someone you love exhibits one or more of these symptoms, call a doctor immediately.

Education about the symptoms of type 1 diabetes is critical because type 1 can easily be mistaken for more common illnesses, such as the flu. JDRF has literature which lists the symptoms and treatments of type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)--available for download here.

Each year, approximately 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes; over 15,000 are children. That's 35 children each and every day, approximately one child per hour.

Misdiagnosis can have tragic consequences, as the story of the Futrell family of Michigan sadly confirms. Knowing the warning signs of type 1 diabetes can save a life. Please share what you've learned with everyone--family, friends, teachers, doctors. Until a cure is found, the more who know, the more lives will be saved.

Please help JDRF raise awareness about the warning signs of type 1 diabetes--a chronic, debilitating autoimmune disease that is most often diagnosed before the age of 30. As with many diseases, early diagnosis goes a long way toward preventing serious health problems, and even death.

Julie, mom to Adam 22, Patrick 18 and Nikki Tyler (almost 13)

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