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Bread and Butter Dreams
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If I got to pick my last meal on earth, my answer would be EASY. I wouldn’t go after a fancy steak, a high-end lobster dish or something (extra) deep fried. My top food preference is super simple – bread and butter. Out of all the food choices out there, I can’t get enough of bread and butter. I honestly think I could eat...

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Happy 1 Month Birthday To Me!
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  Today, May 17, 2015, is my one month anniversary of being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and starting my insulin injections. Below is a brief summary of how I’m doing – both mentally and physically.   Since starting insulin, my highest blood sugar has been roughly 250 mg. It was during my first week of taking insulin, or I like to call my “trial...

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Run, Ashley, Run!
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How Insulin Improved My Work-Out Performance   Like most Type One Diabetics that were diagnosed as young adults, you can probably relate to the following: having extremely high blood sugar results in lethargy, which results in a meager work-out performance. Before my diagnosis, I was very tired which deteriorated my running mileage and time. However, at the time, I just thought I was a not-so-great runner that...

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The “Dawn Phenomenon”
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Lately, I have been going to bed with a blood sugar around 90-100, and waking up with a blood sugar much higher – between 130 – 170. At first, I thought it was a fluke, but it’s happened several times over the last week. How can my blood sugar increase if I’m not eating any carbohydrates at night? During my last visit with my...

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JDRF Brings Hope To Type 1 Diabetes
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Introducing Type One Nation   On Sunday, April 19, 2015, my husband and I had the privilege of attending JDRF’s Annual Type One Nation Event at Hotel Irvine. It was a great, educational event for Type Ones to learn about the advancements in healthcare, see different pump options, hear from industry specialists, and attend small group seminars – in addition to mingling with other...

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