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Traveling with Type 1 Diabetes
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This past weekend was my first real vacation traveling with Type 1 Diabetes, and I discovered that it required more planning than my former, pancreas-working life. When you’re eating away from home, you don’t know exactly what’s in your food. I mean, you have a pretty good idea of the ingredients, but compared to actually making the food yourself, you’re not as precise on...

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Happy 2 Months!
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I promise I won’t do this every month; however, today is my 2-month anniversary from being officially diagnosed as Type 1! {Does that deserve an exclamation point? Am I excited about it? Well, no – but I need some positive vibes about this new life circumstance.} To be quite honest, I feel like I’ve had this disease a lot longer than 2 months. It’s become...

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Medical ID Jewelry
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A couple of weeks ago, my amazing hubby bought me one of my most important accessories for our 6-month anniversary. It’s not from Tiffany’s, but it is a lot more useful than a pretty blue box. Being a Type 1 diabetic that is constantly on the go, it was a medical ID / emergency bracelet that includes important life-or-death information: my name, (2) ICE phone numbers, and my medical condition...

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National Donut Day!
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In my former pre-diabetic life, today was one of my favorite days! No, not really… okay, maybe a little bit. : ) I mean, doesn’t everyone love a big, sugary donut?! As I grew older (and wiser), this love turned to lust. The initial feeling of a great donut is wonderful, but its after effects are brutal! Over the years, I learned that the crash from a...

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Finger Prickin’
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During my last Doctor’s visit, he made the comment that I’m testing my blood sugar levels quite frequently. The Glooko app also confirmed my constant finger pricking, as I’m averaging a little over 9 pricks a day. Ouch! Good thing I have good health insurance, as buying these test strips without a prescription are over $1 a strip! Yes, these frequent finger pricks hurt (sometimes more than others) and make...

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