Adventures in KAndylaND

August: Our Family's Diaversary Month

August: Our Family's Diaversary Month

For every parent, the birth of their child is a significant month. But for the parent of a child with a rare disease, or a significant diagnosis, the month of diagnosis is also a time that is forever remembered. For some, especially in the diabetes world, we call this our "Diaversary". August is always a hard month for us because both of our children were diagnosed with a rare form of diabetes that month. Neonatal Diabetes

Towers of Pillows

Anybody who has a child on the spectrum or with SPD probably took one peak at that title and shook their head in understanding.  “Yep, my kid does that too” you’re saying.  Sometimes I look at Andy and just think, … Continue reading

Katie’s New Diagnosis

This is an overdue post.  We’ve now been in the Cincinnati area for over a year and we have been slowly getting the kids settled into their new team of doctors at Cincinnati Children’s.  After meeting with the endocrinologist, neurologist … Continue reading

Mom’s Bright Idea! Let’s Go For A Walk! 

If you are a parent of at least one child on the spectrum or with SPD or motor delays, you will no doubt relate to this story. When I see other children outside playing in their yards or close to … Continue reading
Background of a baby with the title Developmental Milestones in Neonatal Diabetes overlaying the picture. Logo of Babies with Diabetes

Developmental Milestones

It’s amazing how fast 3 months go by.  It seems like just yesterday, we were welcoming our little baby girl Katie into this world.  Now she is 3 months old and so far seems to be developing normally.  She smiles … Continue reading