Today, my son turns 6 months old and I turn 33. I honestly can’t believe my baby is now 6 months old. The newborn stage is over. But the fun is just beginning! Everyday is more fun with my little guy. He’s becoming so much more interactive. He reaches for toys, laughs in response to […]
Three years ago, my husband bought me a FitBit for my 30th birthday. We had just completed two half marathons and then I got pregnant. I think I used my FitBit for a few months before giving up to the tiredness that is pregnancy. Then about six months after I had my first son, the FitBit challenges were created and I got hooked again. This was good timing because I needed to stop being inactive after having my son.
Back in college, I would call my dad and tell him I needed more diabetes supplies. I would never keep good tabs on my supplies and it would always be a call of urgency. I would have maybe one infusion set left or I’d be almost out of test strips. I’m sure my dad loved having to rush order my supplies to me at college. It’s been over 10 years now since I graduated college and I no longer have that problem. In fact, I have the opposite; I have a huge stockpile.
I feel like all my posts recently are just updates on my life. I’ll eventually get back to different type of posts (my New Year’s resolution is one blog post per week) but for now I thought I’d do another update (last one was in November). December was one crazy month! I spent about a […]
I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! 2016 was a great year for me because I welcomed my second son into this world. Everyday he gets more and more smiley and I’m so thankful to have baby snuggles again. While 2016 was great, it was also pretty […]
Yesterday, I had my 23rd Diabetes Anniversary. It was 23 years ago that I ended up in the hospital with my diagnosis. Life has been so crazy lately that it was Facebook’s “On This Day” app that even alerted me to the fact. Diabetes has taken a back seat to life for me lately. Where […]
Life with two kids under two is hard. Trying to work while taking care of two kids is even harder. Trying to take care of two kids under two, while working and trying to manage my blood sugars is pretty much impossible. If I could sum up the last two months, I’d say I’ve been […]
Today is World Diabetes Day! Also known as Frederick Banting’s birthday (born in 1891). Banting is the one that discovered insulin so he is the reason that I am alive (besides my mom and dad’s contributions).
Sunday marks my blog’s fourth anniversary! I can’t believe I have been writing about diabetes for that long. Lately, life has been crazy so I haven’t had a chance to write. I’m pretty sure my next blog post will be title “Overwhelmed.” Before I find the time to write that though, I wanted to do […]
For my blood sugars, I LOVED being pregnant. I had a fabulous CDE on retainer evaluating my blood sugars with me weekly and helping me to make adjustments. I had blood sugar goals-60-90 pre-meals and not spiking above 140 2 hours post meal. Seeing an A1C in the 5’s was amazing and celebrated (mainly by myself and my high-risk OB). Now that I’m 2 months postpartum, I’m in a weird state. My husband and I are most likely done with kids so I don’t technically need to keep my A1C down in hopes of trying to conceive (we are like 90% sure we are done so there is still a 10% chance). So I feel like I’m in a weird spot now.