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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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 17:12

What’s the best way to navigate and make healthy choices in the grocery store that’ll help you better manage your diabetes? Medtronic Diabetes Senior Diabetes Clinical Manager, Stacey Rhea, RD, LDN, CDE, shares her top 10 grocery shopping tips for keeping your home stocked with the healthy foods you need to stick to your diabetes meal plan.

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 15:29

These are my top 5 travel tips:

  1.  When packing, check diabetes supplies and then check them again after a little while, just to be sure there’s nothing you’ve forgotten.
  2. Try to document as much information as possible about accurate readings and insulin amounts taken, to help with making decisions regarding food and timings etc. as things/experiences can get crazy when travelling...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 17:19

Growing up with diabetes has certainly provided my daughter with lots of challenges that many girls of fourteen have never encountered.  Anyone with diabetes in their life knows how exhausting the constant testing, set changes, swinging blood sugars and carb counting gets. There is little rest from it and even at night it doesn’t stop. Of course, Chloe dreams of a life without diabetes but never does she let herself settle into a pattern of self-pity.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 17:14

I am inspired by you. I am inspired by women and girls everywhere. I am inspired by the everyday women and girls doing remarkable things. I am inspired by the girl in my class who was knocked down over and over again with her grades but didn’t given up and is now known as the smart kid in our class. I am inspired by my teacher who prances into class each day with a huge grin on her face wearing a new and quirky outfit feeling free to be herself. I am inspired by my friend who came last at cross country in grade 7 and came 8th at cross country this year.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 17:05

It’s no secret that I have been very vocal on how much of a positive impact using an insulin pump has been on my life. It would be completely different if I was still on multiple daily injections and I couldn’t imagine being where I am today. While using pump and CGM therapy has touched every part of my life, I would have to say the key three areas that it has positively impacted would be my work life, social life and avoiding diabetes burnout.

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