Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:46

As I type this, my throat burns, my nose is drippy and red, and my ears feel sore and tingly. Oh…and my blood sugar? My blood sugar is running around 50% higher than I’d like, and every time I eat anything, it soars even higher. The stress of germs attacking my body makes blood sugar management harder than ever. My strategy includes running a bumped up temp basal, drinking lots of fluids...

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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 23:20

The other day, I was driving and was suddenly overcome by a feeling of intense sadness; I started to cry. At the time, I thought I was reacting emotionally to a stressful week; I had been looking for a home to purchase, and my offer on a townhouse I really liked had been rejected.

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:52

The 640G supports me in all aspects of life and helps me feel less different from my friends and family. The 640G lets me be free and has kept me doing the things I love without diabetes standing in the way. Running is something I’m passionate about and the 640G working with the CGM helps me to monitor my levels before and after running. As our training varies and I never know what to expect, the suspend before low feature of the 640G makes me feel more secure and safe.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 22:09

All of us know how overwhelming staying healthy can be, especially when diabetes is part of the equation. Diabetes can also throw brain chemicals and hormones off balance, so most of you will not be surprised to learn diabetes and depression are linked. Up to 30% of those living with diabetes experience depression at some point, and often multiple points in their lives1. I certainly have experienced periods of depression in my 39 years of living with diabetes.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:28

In August 1984 my life changed forever, some might say it changed for the worse, but now some 34 years later I can see it changed for the better.

As a healthy, active 10-year-old, I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and back in the day (my 12-year-old would love me saying that, as he thinks I was born back in the dark ages) there were no pens, no pumps, no cure and not a lot of information or support for those newly diagnosed.

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:01

I like this line from another post I read, "would you accept a job that you worked 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with no annual leave or even sick days?" I know there is not an inch of me that would say yes but each one of us with T1D has exactly that, an endless job that does get the best of us sometimes and you fall into a state where you are tired, exhausted and you really don't want to or can't explain why this is happening to you.

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