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.
I used to work in the corporate world before becoming a stay at home mommy after my twins were born (best job in the 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 13 yr old stepdaughter, E, a 7 year old son, A, and twin sons born in 2013. They keep us very busy!
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.
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.
I’ve also started a recent journey using Young Living essential oils to keep my family healthy – it has by far been THE best investment I’ve ever made. We went from going to the dr 2-3 times a month to so far only going for well check visits. With my busted pancreas, I also have an immune system that doesn’t work as well as someone with a fully functioning pancreas, and I’ve managed to stay healthy even when my boys bring home all kinds of germs. 🙂 So far in 2014, we have not had to be on any antibiotics or OTC meds- no breathing treatments or inhalers for my 6 yr old. Truly has changed our lives. If you’re interested in hearing more, just let me know!