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Did you SEE my A1C?!
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My First A1C Test On Bolus & Basal Insulin A couple of weeks ago, I had my first 3-month A1C check-up with my Endocrinologist since being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 29 years old. In April 2015, my A1C average was 11%, which meant that my blood sugar levels were averaging 270. Hello cloudy vision, extreme thirst, sugar cravings, and weight loss!...

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#FlashbackFriday: Over 6 Years Ago…
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July will always be an important month for me. On Monday, July 6th 2015, I celebrated my 6-year diaversary (AKA diabetic anniversary!). “Celebrated” is a strong word too; an evening workout class, Haggen’s salad-sampler, and some Monday night Bachelorette is my perfect kind of celebration these days. ; ) For my first few diaversaries, I treated myself to something special like a new Michael...

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Parties & Alcohol
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Avoiding High Sugar Levels When Celebrating Good Times    Over the last few weeks, I’ve struggled mentally with my blood sugar levels. I don’t like readings above 150, so when I surpass that number, I tend to beat myself up emotionally. It usually stems from eating at a restaurant or at a party, which is bound to happen. You can’t take away some of...

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Dexcom’s New Continuous Glucose Monitor: G4 Plantinum System w/ Share
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At the start of this year, the FDA approved Dexcom’s latest model of its continuous glucose monitor, the Dexcom G4® Plantinum System with Share™.  A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a device that uses a glucose sensor or tiny electrode to measure the body’s glucose levels. A CGM takes multiple readings of the body’s glucose reading through the hour, which helps type 1 diabetes patients regulate their glucose levels...

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