I’ve had so much going on lately, but I wanted to do a quick update. Sometimes I think all I do are updates, but I hope I can get back on board with writing more. I actually have a lot of topics to discuss but I just need to find the time to write. As […]
I am frustrated at how the health care system works. You never get an exact price of how much something is going to cost before it goes through insurance. But because of my insurance plan, I am on the hook for 100% of whatever they decide the cost is.
I actually wrote this two weeks ago (at the beginning of February) and then I got sick with an upper respiratory cold. I was starting to recover and then my son got a stomach bug that he then passed along to me (probably because he vomited ALL over me-ugh!). So it’s been hard to sit […]
I have been on auto mode for 2 months now. Overall, I LOVE it and would highly recommend the Medtronic 670G! It is a new way of thinking about pumping and it takes some time for the pump to “learn” you.
Happy 2018! Last year, I had an extensive list of goals and resolutions. I never went back and checked them so it was sort of pointless. This year I’m changing things up and instead of listing out a bunch of goals, I’m just going to focus on one thing-taking care of myself! I spent the better […]
2017 was a tough year for me. Saying goodbye to my love bug, sweet dog Scarlett, was really hard emotionally but also financially as we spent a lot of money trying to save her. I dipped into my stockpile of diabetes supplies as I didn’t have the best health insurance. And my husband and I struggled to find a good work/life balance, one drawback to having your own business. I was also sick a lot, especially towards the end of the year. We constantly felt like we were drowning but at the same time we did a LOT of fun things.
Today marks my 24th diabetes anniversary, diaversary. It doesn’t really feel all that momentous. Next year, 25, will be a big one but this year just seems like another day. I’m glad I have gone another year without any new complications. But as I’m getting older and as I have been struggling with blood sugars […]
After months of waiting, I finally received the world’s first hybrid closed loop system, the Minimed 670G system. Medtronic’s Minimed 670G system is an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor that also has technology to put you in “auto” mode where it will automatically adjust your basal insulin every 5 minutes based on your blood […]
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!