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Hi, my name is Michelle, I am 31 years old and I live in Chicago. In February of 2009, I was traveling around Ireland when I got severely ill and was hospitalized. It was then that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I spent 6 days in the ICU at a small hospital in Innis Ireland. When I got back to Chicago, I decided to try and take control of my diabetes. This past May, I began using an insulin pump and then in June I began using a CGM. I absolutely adore both of them, even though the CGM alerts can be a bit much at times, especially in the middle of the night :) Now that I have my sugar levels better under control, I am now trying to focus on losing weight and being more active. Ideally I would like to lose around 60 pounds. I have a wonderful support system of family and friends but even though I know they are there for me, I also know they don't understand what it is like to go into low sugar, or to feel awkward at a pool when I have to take my pump off and people stare, or the concerns I feel about one day being able to have a healthy pregnancy. I heard about this website from Six Until Me and it seemed like exactly what I was looking for. I look forward to getting to know all of you. If anyone has any ideas for me on weight loss and exercise programs that have worked, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for listening ;)
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