Personal Improvements

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Do you ever just take a look at your life and think about how you can improve? I admit that outside of the New Year’s Resolutions, I don’t really take a hard look at myself. Overall, I think I am pretty healthy but I base that on my A1C and blood work. For the most part, those results tell me that I am doing an OK job. My last A1C was 6.5 (yay!) and my blood work showed that everything was pretty good as well. But other than that, I don’t really take a good hard look at how I am doing.


Snow!

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This past weekend, we got about 9-12 inches of snow. The snow started Friday morning and didn’t stop until Saturday evening. We got a little sleet mixed in overnight Friday. Last week, I scrambled to find a snowsuit and snow boots for my son but we luckily found them and had a blast playing in the snow over the weekend and into Monday. By Tuesday, the temperatures had warmed up to about 58 degrees so a lot of the snow melted. I can even see grass in my backyard now!



Dream Job – Diabetes Version

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When I was growing up, I wanted to be an actress. Well that didn’t happen so I went to college, not knowing what I would major it and ended up going down the finance route. I’ve been an accountant for almost 10 years now and added an MBA to my resume along the way. Recently, I also learned web development and I’ve created several websites from scratch. I now work for a small company doing accounting, web development, marketing and support. I also get to work from home so I can take care of my son, which is awesome.


Trust Intuition

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Having Type 1 diabetes for over 22 years, I think I know a little bit about the condition. No, I’m not an expert. I didn’t go to medical school but 22 years of life experience has left with more knowledge about certain things than the average person might know. Sometimes my knowledge comes into play if I have been experiencing a high blood sugar for a little while. My husband will ask me if it is because I need a new infusion set or new insulin. He is trying to help and I am so thankful that he is knowledgeable enough to be able to “guess” with me as to why I might be running high. Usually though, I tell him no that’s not why I am high, it’s because of XX.


A1C Discrepancies

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After I graduated college, my blood sugars weren’t under the best control. This was before the continuous glucose monitoring technology was around and I only tested my blood sugar a few times a day (i.e. twice a day probably). Back then, my A1Cs hovered in the 8’s. Not terribly bad but not great either. When I would go to see my endocrinologist, she would look at my poorly recorded log book and tell me that she couldn’t do much with the limited data I provided her. Usually, she was mad that my A1C wasn’t below 7 but yet she couldn’t help me because I didn’t provide her enough information on changes we could make to my basal or bolus rates.



2015 Recap

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2015 flew by. As the saying goes, the days are long but the years are short and I can’t emphasize how true that is for me. In years past, I’ve had big things happening (2010-MBA, 2011-Wedding, 2012-Bought a house, 2013-Started running and ran a half marathon, triathlon, etc, 2014-Had a baby). This past year was a little more low key. My husband and I didn’t take any crazy trips like we have in the past. We didn’t go skiing or go to any conferences (no diabetes conferences for me). But this year was probably one of the most memorable because we shared it with my son. To be honest, it was also probably one of the toughest. A newborn baby is no joke but when his first birthday rolled around we were super happy we had “survived”. It wasn’t all bad, just difficult. However, I received a ton of snuggles and kisses from my son to make it all worth it.