Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Monthly Changes

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Sometimes, I wish there was some sort of magical way to just have level hormones for a month. I know the body has to naturally undergo changes throughout the month, but when those changes don’t happen on a scheduled time, it makes controlling my diabetes even harder.

Balancing The Equation

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For years, I’ve focused on the technology-side of diabetes. From pumps to meters to apps, you name it. Anything I could physically use to help make living with this disease easier, without having to change anything with myself personally, was what I thought would be the thing that would make this all better. Of course, I was also naïve as well.

Beaching It

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Every year for the past 8 years, I have gone to the beach for one full week with my then-boyfriend/fiance-now husband and his family for the week of the 4th of July. We've all (by all, I mean, mom, dad, his brother and wife (now baby too), twin sisters and their spouses as well as their children. What started as a group of 6 or 7 at any given time has now come full circle to a brood of 15 with all the grownups and children.

Hello there! I'm Sarah

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Hi there, everyone!

My name is Sarah and I am honored to be chosen to blog for the Type 1 diabetes section of Diabetes Sisters this fall. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on November 22, 1988, and just passed my 25th 'anniversary' this past year. I am also a mom to an awesome (almost) 3 year old boy who loves his trains and puppies (on TV that is) as well as his cat, Lucky, and am a wife to a wonderul, caring, and geeky husband, and we live in South Carolina in our little fixer-upper house. 

What we hate about diabetes

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We all have things we hate (yes, hate), about diabetes. I recently went to a retreat for a diabetes camp that I work at in the summer and a team member had us do this activity where we vocalized out loud the things that we hate about diabetes. It was so freeing and it was such a relief to hear that every other person living with type one diabetes in the room hates the same things.

I want to be a professional juggler

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I’ve always wanted to be a master juggler. To have the ability to find that perfect balance in life so that my quality of life is at an all-time high. That place would be spending just the right amount of time working, making sure I enjoy time with family and friends, exercising, and of course, taking care of the number one thing that affects all the other aspects: my diabetes. How do you do that?

Being confident with diabetes

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Confidence is everything. You hear that a lot from people when talking about going for an interview, meeting someone for the first time, or starting a new task that is outside of your comfort zone. But what about with your diabetes? How do you have confidence in public with your diabetes, around new people, or simply in how you care for your diabetes?