Friday, April 19, 2013

JDRF Walk for a Cure

First of all I want to start off by saying that my prayers are with everyone in Boston. My sister lives outside the city. I can only imagine the heartbreak and outreaching of a city coming together in tragedy. When these senseless things happen it is even more important for us to truly live our lives to the fullest. To always be a light in the dark, and to help when a hand is needed. I recently posted about passion. Once again we are reminded how important it is to be passionate about something and compassionate to those around us. JDRF is the cause closest to my heart. Reaching out to other T1D and helping raise money for a cure is what I want to do. Tuesday is my first support group meeting! I am very excited to meet a group of other T1D and see what their passion is! I also received support from my daughters principal to start working on a JDRF Walk for a Cure at her school next year!!! My husband and I are also going to be working on putting together a soccer tournament to support the cause. I want to make a difference. I want T1D kids to know how awesomely amazing they are! I want them to know there are people out there who truly care and want to find a cure. I want to bring awareness to this cause. There is so much misinformation out there that can make being a kid with diabetes hard. Let's all come together and do something good!! Small things turn into big things very quickly!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Passion is an important thing to have. It is what gets us up in the morning and what helps us through the rough times. I have always been passionate about my friends and family...... especially my kids. I have devoted the last 7 years to being a stay at home mom and making sure my family was happy and healthy and growing. It is my passion. Last night my best friend and her main man were over for dinner. We were having a pretty deep discussion when he asked me what am I passionate about. I blurted out that I am passionate about my Type 1 and helping educate those who are newly diagnosed. In this discussion I also realized I do not myself have a group of people who have type 1. People I can meet face to face and have lunch with and share up and downs with. I am now pondering how many other people in my area feel the same way. My dear friends have inspired me to start a support group in my area. In starting this support group my hope is to gather a group of people who can join to support each other in this roller coaster. Also to start a mentor program where we can reach out and help young kids around the area being newly diagnosed, and their parents struggling with the life changing news that they just received.

Everyone has something that they are being "called" to do. Go out and do it. So anyone out there who knows any type 1's in the Mckinney, Texas or the surrounding area please send them my way!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm in love with Dexcom

I am back to blogging! I took a few months off and realized the other day how much I miss this thing:)

My 13th anniversary of T1 is coming up and with that I would love to be able to say, "Wow, have I come a long way." Sadly this "disease" has a way of going through multiple cycles and one of those being diabetes burnout. Any other diabetics out there know exactly what I am talking about. We get burned out and overwhelmed with the day in and day out of the roller coaster that is diabetes. After 13 years I can still get shocked when my meter reads 400 or even 30. Luckily there is some amazing technology and Endocrinologist out there that have lit a fire back under me and have motivated me to turn things around quickly and easily.

Which leads me to talk about my love for Dexcom. For those of you who do not know about this technology google it. Even if you are not type 1 you should really see how this works its amazing. A few years ago my old endo wanted me to go on the Minimed CGM (continuous glucose monitor). I had a very short lived relationship with this device TWICE. We broke up, it was ugly. Minimed is a fantastic company. I love their pump, it is what I use now and will probably forever. Their customer service is wonderful and quick. I just was not sold on their CGM. So when I went into my doctor's office last week to get set up on their Dexcom CGM for a week I was a little hesitant. Immediately I knew this was different. It was hesitant but it was love. I left the doctor's office and two hours later I was in business. There were so many times that week it literally saved me from multiple low blood sugars that would have turned really dangerous really fast. It was so accurate the entire time, that I was giddy about checking my blood sugar to see that my Dexcom was right on every time. It gave me back confidence that I had lost from so many years of this "disease." It turned my blood sugars around drastically and really helped me see where I need to focus. It has made my life easier and has allowed me to start doing things again that I was hesitant to do before. My new very own Dexcom will be here on Thursday!!!! I have felt lost for the past day without it. Any Type 1's out there or anyone who knows a type 1 talk to me if you need to be convinced! I'm in love and I hope I don't have to throw this one out the window:)

I also need to give a shout out to my Endocrinologist who truly believes in me and even though she is not type 1 she truly tries to understand what I am going through. She encourages and does not judge and she is the first endo that I do not try to think of every excuse in the world to cancel my appointment.