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Low Blood Sugar and Cleaning out the Refrigerator Last night was rough. I over-corrected my 170 blood sugar after dinner and ended up at 40 at 11 pm. Which led me to my happy place with shaky hands and sweaty palms: the refrigerator. However, I was well-behaved at this point. I ate a handful of grapes and went back to bed. Feeling worse (i.e....

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Time Flies… 5 Months with Type 1
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Well, I have been slacking on keeping up with my blog lately. And not because I don’t have anything to write about – I come up with Diabetes thoughts all the time! Like when I was at Marshall’s the other day and they asked me at check-out if I wanted to donate to help Juvenile Diabetes and JDRF? Heck, yeah! They had me at...

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New Technology for a Promising Future
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About my First Type 1 Diabetes Research Study About a month ago, I participated in a paid Type 1 Diabetes Research Study to give my opinion about new technology that’s in development. I signed a NDA agreement, so unfortunately, I can’t go into details about this technology – what it is, what it does, who is making it – but the study itself was...

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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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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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