Today is World Diabetes Day! On November 14th, 1891, Frederick Banting was born. He discovered insulin in 1921 and began treating diabetic patients in 1922, earning him the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1922. All over the globe, people are “celebrating” World Diabetes Day on his birthday.
My family and I just got back from a trip to Disney World! We went for five nights/six days and had an amazing time! The weather was absolutely perfect and we survived the plane ride with my 15 month old. We did two days at Magic Kingdom and the crowds weren’t too bad. On the second day, we had an extra magic hour because we were staying at a Disney resort and that was perfect to have the place to ourselves. We did one day at Animal Kingdom and that was a lot more crowded, thanks to the new Pandora area, which was amazing!
Five years ago on October 30, 2012, I published my first blog post. It’s crazy to think that I have been sharing my stories for the past FIVE years! I had no expectations when I started my blog. I sort of hoped that Medtronic would want to be a sponsor and send me free supplies […]
This past weekend, I attended the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women and Diabetes Unconfrence in Alexandria, VA. If you are unfamiliar with DiabetesSisters, it is an amazing company that offers “range of education and support services to help women of all ages with all types of diabetes live healthier, fuller lives.” They have local chapters in various […]
So when Shelby from Diabetic Foodie approached me to join her to talk to our Congressman on behalf of the American Diabetes Association, I jumped at the chance. I met Shelby through our local DiabetesSisters’ group. She had previously attended ADA’s Call to Congress last March and the ADA has asked her to continue her advocating throughout the year which included meeting with our representatives during the August recess.
We met with a staffer for Congressman Brat, who represents the 7th District of Virginia. She was very welcoming and engaged. Shelby and I shared our stories about life with diabetes, representing both type 1 (myself) and type 2 (Shelby). We then proceeded to ask for certain things for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year:
July was a hard month for me. Saying goodbye to the sweetest little girl so unexpectedly really shook me. She was wagging her tail, happy and seemingly fine one minute then three days later she was gone. Even though they told me she was in critical condition, I never thought I’d be saying goodbye to […]
Scarlett – The Puppy Years In the Fall of 2006, I was a recent college graduate. My roommate at the time was allergic to cats so I had to leave my childhood cat at my dad’s house (he was keeping him while I was in college). I’m not sure now what made me decide to […]
May was a busy month! Besides it being Diabetes Blog Week in May, it was also Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, my 6th anniversary and my oldest turned two and half! The last update I did was back in March when my baby turned 8 months old. The last two (almost 3) months have been pretty […]
I have exciting news to share! The International Diabetes Federation has launched a new initiative called Blue Circle Voices. The aim of Blue Circle Voices is to represent the interests of people living with, or affected by, diabetes, through a worldwide network of members and other stakeholders. BCV act as the global voice of people […]
If you know me or have been following my blog for a while, you know that I love to read. So when I was contacted about reading a new book, where the main character is a Type 1 diabetic, I had to jump at the chance to read and review it. The Freedom Broker is K.J. Howe’s debut novel and it is fast paced with lots of action and suspense.