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Fit 5 on Friday: Plan for a Great Summer and Predict your Blood Sugars!

June 20, 2014By 0 Comments
Fit 5 on Friday: Plan for a Great Summer and Predict your Blood Sugars!

Back in the day, when those of us who had T1D lived and relied on that wrinkled piece of paper hanging from the fridge with our meal plan on it, could almost predict what our blood sugars could be.  Well, except for the fact that NPH insulin made that nearly impossible with the peaks and […]

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Diabetes and Stress: Deep breaths and Counting to 10 doesn’t work for us!

June 18, 2014By 2 Comments
Diabetes and Stress: Deep breaths and Counting to 10 doesn’t work for us!

Many people have told me that it will take at least a year after having a baby to get your body back.  Well, no one tells you it takes that and then some to get your sanity, sleep, only half your body, and maybe your diabetes control back if you’re lucky.  For months now I […]

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Things Needs to Change for all young Women with T1D: The Purple Hippo in the Room

May 30, 2014By 3 Comments
Things Needs to Change for all young Women with T1D: The Purple Hippo in the Room

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a patient panel for the T1D Exchange.  The panel consisted of a total of 5 individuals living with T1D at different stages in their lives.  I represented the young women, and new mother, living with T1D.  I had the pleasure of sharing my story, which included my major triumphs […]

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JDRF 2014 Norther New England Chapter Fund-A-Cure Speech

May 21, 2014By 0 Comments
JDRF 2014 Norther New England Chapter Fund-A-Cure Speech

JDRF Granite Gala Fund-A-Cure speech 2014

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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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