Introducing Fred

Once upon a time… I think that is how all good stories start!  But mine starts a little differently, more like late one night.  But, to follow this story you need to know a few facts.  I was blessed with a wonderful doctor and supportive parents after diagnosis of T1D at 10, and a year later I was getting an …

The Difference Between 1 and 2

Today’s post is about education.  Let’s work through some questions to help you learn about diabetes. 1 – What are the types of diabetes? There are two types.  1 and 2.  They were called juvenile and adult at one point but that isn’t factual anymore, so they have transitioned to the numbers.  Another name could be insulin dependent and non-insulin …

World Diabetes Day

Today is a special day! It is a day that recognizes people with diabetes and helps raise awareness for the disease.  It brings to light the struggles of everyday life and advancements that have evolved to make living with diabetes easier. For me my story started when I was 10.  Little did I know that one simple Doctor appointment would …

Low Blood Sugar

For me, it is a daily struggle to make sure that my blood sugar stays within range.  Today was one of those struggle days.  Work started off on a crazy path and before long I heard the buzzing from my pocket.  Guess what, low blood sugar.  A quick stop for some juice.  Next thing you know, buzz buzz buzz.  Guess …

Going to the Doctor

Ok, I will just say it: I hate going to the doctor! There, it’s out there. Most people find this funny because I’m a nurse and work with doctors all the time. There is just something strange about sitting in that cold room waiting for the doctor to walk in. With having type 1 diabetes(T1D) I am frequently at the …