Pregnancy and T1D

Diabetes and Pregnancy Doesn’t have to be Text-Book Perfect to have a Healthy Outcome

February 5, 2015By 5 Comments

Those who follow my blog, know that I am, well, just a tad type-A/OCD/planning-type person who goes bizurk if my calendar is off. Call it a side-effect of managing a chronic disease for most of my life, or just call it my personality. I have learned over the years and through the many people I […]

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What Parents with Type 1 Diabetes Worry About

January 6, 2015By 1 Comment

Many people with Type 1 Diabetes, who are also juggling work-life-family, may say their number one worry is hypoglycemia. For me, while yes, the thought of passing out in front of my toddler, while home alone does lurk in the back of my mind on a daily basis, it actually runs a close second to […]

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Diapers, Drop-offs, Dancing …and Diabetes

December 9, 2014By 3 Comments

 Any mother from any generation will probably say that they deserve an award.  We are all super-heroes in our own right.  However, as the generations have progressed, so have the pressures, expectations and consequences of being the perfect wife and mother.  Somewhere in between putting on my super-hero cape in the morning and changing my […]

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Why My Insulin Pump is a Blessing AND a Curse!

July 16, 2014By 5 Comments

I have been on the pump for a little over a decade now.  So much has changed with technology and all the intricacies of the pump have gotten smarter, smaller and supposedly are making our lives easier.  This is not always the case, there are many pro’s and con’s to pump wearing.  After having worked for […]

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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

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 Granite Gala Fund-A-Cure speech 2014

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Happy Birthday…we survived!

February 17, 2014By 6 Comments

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

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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How Diabetes Gets in the Way: An update post-baby…

June 10, 2013By 1 Comment

It’s been almost four months since I had my beautiful and healthy baby girl, and yet I feel like I’m still digging myself out of the blur of sleep deprivation and erratic blood sugars.  Everyone says I will eventually feel ‘normal’ again, but most of those people don’t have to contend with a chronic disease on […]

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Diabetes, Babies and Nutrition…This one has a point for anyone

May 1, 2013By 0 Comments

It’s a good day in my house when I remember to check my blood sugar before 11am.  It’s a blurry eyed and weary day when I look down to see that I’ve forgotten to wipe (ehem, lick) the blood from my last finger stick and it is now on the swaddle of the snoring baby that I […]

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