Author Archives: Shannon

About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since '92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 17 years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.

DKA… almost.

I was out of town for a couple of days this week for work, and I’m pretty sure that I was *this close* to ending up in DKA again. I think it was one of those “perfect storm” type of … Continue reading

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Pies

Recently I was out of town on a business trip and couldn’t decide what I wanted for dinner. So I got in the car and thought I’d just drive around till I found something that sounded good. I knew I … Continue reading

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TypeOneNation Summit 2017

This past weekend I attended the local JDRF TypeOneNation Summit. I’ve attended this event several times over the years, and the first one I went to I even drove 5ish hours to a different city which was the closest location … Continue reading

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Smoothies

I enjoy a good smoothie. But I rarely ever drink them. I can probably count on one hand how many I’ve had in my life (that I didn’t make myself), or at least in the last 24+ years I’ve been … Continue reading

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Cases

What do you carry your diabetes supplies in? Let’s discuss my history with cases for a moment. 🙂 I was diagnosed in 1992. And at the time, they admitted me in the hospital for a week so I could do … Continue reading

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Girly talk

Ok, guys, you may want to skip this particular post .. not because inappropriate, but because … well….. it won’t apply to you. 🙂 And the whole TMI thing….. So having been diabetic now for 24+ years, it’s only been … Continue reading

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When DKA and I met for the first time

I saw a post last night that a friend shared about a young girl with Type 1 diabetes that had passed away. Her pump site apparently kinked and she went into DKA and then had brain damage, so her parents … Continue reading

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