How My Perception of Type 1 Has Changed over the Years

Over the last 20+ years of living with Type 1 Diabetes, I have had many different feelings/attitudes towards my disease.  I have to admit, I haven’t always had a great attitude when it comes to Type 1.  Sometimes, I still don’t.  But these days I…

What Life Was Like After My Diagnosis

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on September 17, 1996.  It’s a day I will never forget.  I still remember every detail of the day I was diagnosed and I probably always will.  If you haven’t read my diagnosis story, you can read it here…

Pregnancy: Would I Want to Do It All Again? *Part 2*

I have been struggling for years trying to figure out if I should have a second child or not.  Not only is it a huge decision for anyone, but Type 1 Diabetes complicates MOST decisions!  A Type 1 pregnancy is very difficult, so I have been very hesitant to make…

Pregnancy: Would I Want to Do It All Again? *Part 1*

How do you know if you should have a second child?  Do you ever feel ready? My husband and I have been trying to figure out if we should have a second child for YEARS NOW. Since I’m not getting any younger, we should probably figure it out…

LCHF/Keto- My Two Month Update!

First, I want to say that I hope everyone had a great holiday season!  I had a lot of fun with my family, like usual, and I’m kind of sad it’s over. Now, on to business! I’m finally at the two month mark!  This…

My Intentions/Goals for 2017!

I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions.  In fact, I hate them!  People have great intentions by making them, but most don’t stick to it.  I have made them in the past and the longest I stuck with it was a few months.  I…

Anxiety and Type 1: The Worst Low I Have Ever Had!

I have a long history of anxiety.  Anxiety has been a part of my life for the last 10 years.  Most of it stems from my diabetes.  I have found that the more control I have over my blood sugars, the worse my anxiety becomes.  When I was young, in…

Long-Acting Insulin Issues: Considering an Insulin Pump

I have been thinking a lot about going back on an insulin pump.  Cost aside, I think it would make my life a hell of a lot easier.  It gets really old injecting myself with insulin, sometimes up to 8 times per day.  I am a human pincushion.  Between pricking…

LCHF- My One Month Update!

It’s been one month!  I survived!  It actually wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. Yesterday, December 8th, was exactly a month since I started eating low carb.  Low carb, high fat to be exact.  It’s also known as LCHF…

Health Insurance Woes

As a Type 1 Diabetic, I rely on certain medications and supplies to keep me alive every day.  It will be this way for the rest of my life.  In order to afford these items, I must rely on my insurance company to pay their share. I have had to…