Latest Endo Appointment

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Last Friday, I had my latest endocrinologist appointment. I went into the appointment nervous because I’ve really let my diabetes care slack the last few months. While I have been testing pretty frequently, I haven’t been uploading my CGM data to review so I haven’t been making any necessary adjustments. I also haven’t been sleeping very well and I think that is wreaking havoc on my blood sugars because the lack of sleep makes my blood sugars higher and I snack a lot more when I’m tired which also contributes to higher blood sugars.



Breastfeeding and Eye Dilation

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The last couple of posts I’ve shared have been about my scary experience recently with diabetic retinopathy.  Luckily, it wasn’t as scary as the first doctor made me think but I still have moderate diabetic retinopathy. I went from having perfect eyes to essentially having stage 2 out of 4 on the retinopathy scale.  I […]


Diabetic Retinopathy – Part 2

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As I mentioned in my post last week, my eye doctor appointment didn’t go very well.  I was seeing a blurry spot in my vision, which prompted the doctor visit and at the appointment, the doctor threw out some scary words-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, and hemorrhages. It was a Friday afternoon and I had […]


Diabetic Retinopathy – Part 1

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I went 21 years “complication-free” from diabetes.  Sure, I had a few issues pop up from time to time, but never any of the hot buzz words that go along with diabetes like diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy or diabetic retinopathy.  However two months ago, I found out I could no longer say I was complication-free. […]



6 Months!

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*I wrote this two weeks ago but never got a chance to publish and then DBlogWeek started so I’m just now getting a chance to publish this post. I’ve officially made it 6 months exclusively breastfeeding!  I was so worried about being able to breastfeed because of my diabetes but luckily, it didn’t affect my […]


2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

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If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blogpost that you have ever written?  Is it diabetes related or just life related?  If you are a new blogger and don’t have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog? For […]


2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5 – Foods on Friday

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Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day! Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever. Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way. The last few days my posts have been a little heavy so I’ve been looking […]


2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4 – Changes

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Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or […]