If your a type one diabetic (t1D) and have a insulin pump or CGM (continuous glucose monitor), then this blog post is perfect for you! About 3 years ago I started using the Dexcom CGM. I would wear a sensor for about 3 days and it would then become itchy & irritated. Then the tape… Continue reading Why Won’t it Stick? #DiabeticProbs
I came across Rachel’s post not to long ago where she asks herself “Who would I be without Type One Diabetes?” I had to stop reading and think about my answer. I have no idea who I would be without diabetes. I would be a boring ol’ person dealing with the same shit going on as… Continue reading Without Diabetes?
Dresses & Insulin Pumps: Where to put a pump so it doesn’t show?
This is a post for my female readers, and those old enough to experience their monthly cycles. To all my male readers, this post may be a little TMI, but it’s your choice to read on…. I want to talk about dear Aunt Flo (aka your period or “that time of the month”) because it really… Continue reading Dear Aunt Flo
Don’t worry family; I am not pregnant, and there is no way I’d let you find out this way! But honestly, I do have a lot of fears about being pregnant and having type 1 diabetes. My endocrinologist suggested I get my hemoglobin A1c under 6.5% before we even try. I have achieved that goal… Continue reading Will My Children Also Have Type 1 Diabetes?
This past weekend, my friends, siblings and I went to the beach. Yay!! Just what everyone wants to do on a gorgeous 90 degree weather day. Unfortunately, for those of us suffering with type 1 diabetes, it’s not always that easy. We need to plan ahead. We need to pack extra snacks in case of… Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes + Beach = List of Essentials
I think its a wonderful idea for children (and anyone who’s not old enough or brave enough to get a real tattoo) to use these temporary medical ID tattoos.