About

As a diabetic, I’ve often told my kids that I’m “literally sweeter” than the next person. Thus the name of my blog.

I’ve been a diabetic for more than 30 years, first diagnosed as Type 2 but for 20+ years and from here on out, I am a Type 1 Diabetic, otherwise known as T1D. (I was actually diagnosed as a Type 1.5 at one point, but I’ll leave that for a real blog post).

After 30 years and with so many family members battling this disease (including a 20-month old who was just recently diagnosed), I thought it was about time to do something.  So, the first thing I did was to participate in the American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes this year. That was great fun, and I am proud that my team raised $1500 to support diabetes research and advocacy in our first time out, but, clearly, that’s not enough.

I have since become an ADA Diabetes Advocate, and I want to have a voice! I thought a blog about my personal experiences, questions, frustrations and all the other things that go along with managing T1D on a day-to-day basis would be a good way for me to start. After all, it’s what I know.

Hey, I’m not a healthcare professional. I’m just an “expert” at living with this disease, my way. I’ve been a good diabetic, I’ve been a rebellious diabetic. As of the writing of this “About,” I’m trying to get back onto the good diabetic side.

Anyway, I hope you find this little blog of mine informative, empathetic and perhaps even entertaining. Thank you for joining me on this little adventure.

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m excited to read what you have to write. One thing you might be able to touch on: how a person who has the pump can still crash…I thought the pump was suppose to help prevent that type of thing. Clearly, I don’t understand how it all works and I’m curious about real world experiences with the pump.

    • Thank you, Shawna! And I will pull my thoughts together about the pump and how you can still crash. It’s still so much better than shots (imho) but you have to be vigilant. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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