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 21 years; most recently on the Medtronic pump and Dexcom 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.

Freestyle Libre

A little over a year ago, I unfortunately had to stop wearing my Dexcom due to cost. While a CGM is not a necessity for someone with diabetes, like insulin is, it is so very helpful to keep your numbers … Continue reading

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27 Years and Counting

Today I have officially lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 27 years. And counting 🙂 Man, that sounds like a long time. And tonight I realized that diabetes has played a role in every single major milestone I have reached … Continue reading

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Choices

When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1992, I was given a One Touch meter in the hospital and I used it for many years. But around 10-12 years ago my Endo’s office had given me a Freestyle … Continue reading

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Advocacy on the Hill

Later this month I will have lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 27 years…  And I’ve always said that if I was destined to have an incurable disease, at least it’s one that I can control (for the most part) … Continue reading

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Run, Shannon, Run!

Earlier this year I decided I was going to try to start running. I didn’t set any real expectations for myself (because I assumed I would surely fail). So I decided to just get out and start running as often … Continue reading

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Still on a break …

Wow it’s been a whole year since my last post. Life gets busy I guess! I am still on a pump and CGM break … Let me see if I can catch up on everything else … Earlier this year … Continue reading

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Taking a Pump Break

When I was pregnant with my first son in 2007, my Endo at the time put me on a Medtronic pump and I’ve been on it ever since. Until this weekend. I’d made the decision to take a break for … Continue reading

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