Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day 6

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Happy Thanksgiving!! (a day late) Last week, I started the Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day challenge that Kerri at Six Until Me created.  Today, I am catching up on Days 16-22. Day 16-Blood The main time I see blood is when I do my continuous glucose monitor.  I think I’ve finally figured out how to do […]


First Insulindependence Virginia ‘Betes Peeps “race”

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On Saturday, the newly formed Virginia ‘Betes Peeps affiliate of Insulindependence had their first race event.  When we were planning events back in October, I had mentioned  to the group that my sister and I (and our significant others) were planning to do a donut run in November. The group thought this would be a […]


Holiday yumminess-Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

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One of my absolute favorite things to make around the holidays is pumpkin chocolate chip bread.  A few years back, my mom, who is a teacher, received pumpkin chocolate chip bread from one of her students as a gift for Thanksgiving. She brought it to our Thanksgiving dinner.  I had never had it before and […]


Running a Half Marathon with Diabetes

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After months of training, running four times per week, race day arrived.  Saturday morning was my first half marathon. I was so happy for the day to arrive because I was beginning to feel mentally burnt out from running (I’m appreciating having a break from running this week). A lot happened the 24 hours leading […]


Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day-5

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Hope everyone had a great World Diabetes Day (WDD) yesterday!  I tried to do the Twitter #dayofdiabetes but ended up slacking towards the end of the day as I went out to eat.  Luckily, it was a pretty quiet day and my blood sugars didn’t get too crazy, other than climbing up to 230 after […]


Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day 4

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Happy World Diabetes Day! Last year, I wrote a post on World Diabetes Day honoring Frederick Banting but because I hadn’t gone live with my blog yet, I don’t think anyone saw that post.  So in case you were looking for more to read on this day, check it out. Today, though, I am continuing […]


Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-A-Day -3

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Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day for days 7-9: Day 7-Blue Day 8-Organization Back when I worked for a non-profit, I had amazing insurance.  I ended up stockpiling supplies and I’m thankful I did that now that I’m on a small business insurance plan, which is less than amazing-especially considering diabetes supplies costs.  Having a healthy supply […]


Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-A-Day 2

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Continuing to play catch up on the Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day challenge that I started yesterday, I’m working on days 4-6 today: Photo 4-Proud I’m proud to have completed a triathlon.  I was never in shape, never had a workout routine, but last November I started the Couch 2 5k program and by running 1 […]


Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day 1

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Kerri over at Six Until Me started a Diabetes Month Photo-a-day challenge.  As I mentioned in my post on Friday, I had already planned a few posts for November and I was dealing with exhaustion from diabetes so I am a little late to start.  This week I will […]


Friday Five

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A lot is going on this month for Diabetes Awareness Month.  Being the planner that I am, I had already planned blog posts out for the rest of the month but then I got a little derailed this week because, to be honest, diabetes has been exhausting me.  Kerri over at Six Until Me posted […]