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Happy Mother’s Day to all you T1D Mom’s!!

May 10, 2014By 2 Comments
Happy Mother’s Day to all you T1D Mom’s!!

I thought it might be fun to put together a list of how those of us living with T1D are able to manage the juggling act of the daunting daily task of diabetes following us around all while a toddler/baby or young child is right behind it in tow.  Here are just a few ways […]

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That Moment…

May 9, 2014By 4 Comments
That Moment…

That moment when you realize, minutes before you just want to go to bed after a long day, that you only have 3.7 units left in your pump reservoir. So you pick up the box of reservoirs that your toddler was occupying herself with this morning as you tried to get ready in the bathroom. […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Spring Cleaning for your Diabetes

April 4, 2014By 2 Comments

It’s that time of year when we all get the itch.  We’ve been cooped up inside, too lazy and filled with comfort food to do anything besides count down the days until the snow melts.  Well, here we are!  We all get that ‘bug’, sort of that nesting instinct to go through our closets, buy […]

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Diabetes on the Job

March 17, 2014By 2 Comments
Diabetes on the Job

For all you non-diabetics out there, I have a task for you: next time you are getting ready to go into a meeting at work, or to present to a large crowd, or even maybe perform at a sporting event, etc., do the following first; Inhale all the helium from a balloon, spin around 10 […]

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Miscalculating Carbs

March 10, 2014By 1 Comment
Miscalculating Carbs

  We’ve all done it.  Your stomach is grumbling as you patiently stand in line at maybe a Starbucks or Chipotle or any given grab-and-go shop.  You scan the food display case, the menu and the other diners’ plates as they walk by.  You decide on your meal of choice, estimate the carbs and take […]

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Happy Birthday…we survived!

February 17, 2014By 6 Comments
Happy Birthday…we survived!

My baby girl Tatum is one today.  That’s right, one year ago today I was too drugged up on morphine to care that I had just had a 10.1 lb hairy little monkey surgically removed from my stomach.  She was too special, beautiful and perfect for me to care about anything else in the world, […]

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A Different Kind of T1D Mom – the heart knows no boundries

February 14, 2014By 1 Comment
A Different Kind of T1D Mom – the heart knows no boundries

In an effort to share the depth and spirit of those of us living with T1D who strive to not only be a healthy mom, but also find a way to have a healthy baby amongst many of life’s obstacles, I decided to ask two camp friends of mine to share their personal stories.  Abby […]

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Your kids are what YOU eat!

January 28, 2014By 3 Comments
Your kids are what YOU eat!

The old saying ‘You are what you eat’, while very true, needs to be looked at a little closer given today’s society.  I believe we need to add a quote, ‘Your KIDS are what YOU eat’.   Growing up with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) meant that my entire family needed to change their way of eating […]

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Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Things NOT to do this Year!

January 3, 2014By 2 Comments
Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Things NOT to do this Year!

Are you ready to change your life?  Become the person you always wanted to be? The BEST diabetic, the BEST person, employee, parent, spouse, etc.  You may think you are, but is that realistic? One of the most basic, yet ignored pieces of advice I give any clients that I see or classes that I’ve […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Lattes and Blood Sugar

December 13, 2013By 1 Comment
Fit 5 on Friday: Lattes and Blood Sugar

Whether you are into the holiday spirit or not, one thing is for sure; who can resist all those delicious flavored and seasonal latte’s at your favorite coffee stop? For those of us who have had diabetes and who have been taking insulin for longer than we can remember, it goes without saying that we need […]

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