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A Cure on the Horizon?

August 20, 2014By 3 Comments

Call me a pessimist, a glass-half empty kind of girl.  Call me whatever you want, I just like to say I’m realistic.  I am a science minded person.  I follow research from reputable sources, including when I offer nutrition information.  I look to sources that are provided by highly respected organizations and agencies in our […]

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The Mysterious High Blood Sugar

August 18, 2014By 1 Comment

It creeps up on you out of no where.  You haven’t done a damn thing to deserve it… no missed boluses, no sneaking of the Mike and Ike’s just for kicks, and no sign of a stressful situation anywhere that could be cause for an instant spike in blood sugar.  It comes on with a […]

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Wearing your Diabetes

August 6, 2014By 3 Comments

By now most of us in the diabetes community have heard, seen, or read about the beauty queen wearing her insulin pump during the swimsuit portion of her competition.  Newly crowned Miss Idaho’s Sierra Sandison probably didn’t think she would be part of the nightly celebrity news on E Online.  Not only did she get […]

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

June 18, 2014By 2 Comments

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

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 Mother’s Day to all you T1D Mom’s!!

May 10, 2014By 2 Comments

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 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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