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Remember November
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It’s officially National Diabetes Awareness Month and for obvious reasons, November holds a very special place in my heart.  As I have been getting more involved with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, I have been more exposed to the battles that children and their families face with managing this ongoing and serious battle. This post is dedicated to them. I think the misperception of Type...

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How Low Can You Gooo
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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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OMG. CMG!
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This past week has been extra memorable for me. I finally took the initiative and got a Continuous Glucose Monitor (“CGM”) and I am in L-O-V-E. After conversing with my Endocrinologist, I opted for the Dexcom4, which has been anything but amazing. I am completely obsessed to see how I am trending all day, every day. This continuous glucose monitor has been be SO...

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Chocolate, Just For Fun.
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The other night, I caught my beautiful wife grabbing some chocolate out of the refrigerator. I asked if she was feeling okay and she said, yes, “I just wanted some chocolate.” Her nonchalant and genuine response warmed my heart and put a big smile on my face. As a spouse of someone with Type 1 Diabetes, I’m used to my loved one politely passing...

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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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