Hello! My name is Shannon and I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed on October 17 , 1992. I wanted to create this blog to share with other folks that you can live a perfectly “normal” life with this disease, and there is nothing you cannot do. You have to do it with some occasional modifications, but you CAN do it.
My husband, Dan, and I enjoy traveling – cruises are our most recent favorite vacation getaways – no cell phones, no interruptions.. just the other thousands of cruisers on the ship that we may or may not run in to.
I work in the corporate world, and graduated from the best university in the state of Texas (that would be Texas A&M for those of you that are not from these parts.)
I have a beautiful 12 yr old stepdaughter, Emily, a 5 year old son, Alex, and twin sons born in 2013. They keep us very busy! (Hence the love of cruises/traveling lol)
If you’re curious about the name of my blog – that is my team’s name every year when we walk in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for the Cure. The pic in this post is our team’s logo.
In addition to my advocacy through my blog and Twitter, I’m also an advocate for diabetes in my local community of Dallas, Texas. I’m a volunteer with the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation currently serving as the co-chair for the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. I’m also a trained mentor through JDRF’s Dallas office.
Hope you enjoy my stab at a blog – please have patience with me as I figure this thing out! I welcome any and all feedback! Please also share the link with anyone you know who might be interested! Thanks in advance!