Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I have crazy ups and downs

Wow- I started this blog almost 9 years ago when I was first diagnosed with Diabetes. I haven't posted any blogs in years! Going on 9 years with this disease, its just a part of me. I usually don't even think about being 'different' as the day to day care has just become a part of my routine. I started this blog to show that I can overcome this disease and do anything anyone else without diabetes can do. But keeping up is exhausting! I recently started a fundraiser to help raise money for a Diabetes Alert Dog. Have you heard of this? I learned about these dogs five or 6 years ago but they are very costly, upwards of $10,000.00. These dogs are trained to smell your high/low blood sugars and alert you before it gets dangerously high or low. Check out my story and fundraiser page....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I travel with Diabetes

Check out my latest video blog, it's on traveling with diabetes.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

I travel... a lot!

I have been traveling so much this summer! Every weekend we are here or there. I just got home from L.A. Had a great time at IDEA World Fitness. I'm home for one day and then hitting the road again! Fortunately I have not had any complications with medications, pump, etc. So nice! My travels get easier and easier. I still have not invested in a cool pack, I need to do that so my insulin will last a little longer. I'm looking forward to getting back into the groove of exercise and eating well. Every meal the last week has been out! My poor scale :(

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I overpay for Health Insurance! Cobra... Booooo!

So I had a GREAT job last year teaching Elementary P.E. in Arlington ISD. When I got married in July I had to quit my job and move to Lubbock where my husband is finishing up grad school. Luckily I found another great job that provides health insurance. My cost was only going to be $115/mo! Awesome! Well, when I got the details of the plan... not so lucky:( My insurance with the school district had a $500 deductable and $2,000 max out of pocket. The new insurance with the Lubbock job, $2,000 deductable and $5,000 max out of pocket! OUCH! The cost of my insulin, strips, pump and supplies is over $600/month. So, I chose to go with COBRA so that I can keep the school district insurance. Now I have to pay $378/mo for COBRA.

Having Diabetes doesn't suck so bad, what sucks is thinking about what I could do with $378/mo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I have Awesome Runs!

I had an awesome run today. I went to academy and bought some new running pants and I just had to go try them out. I only did 2.25 miles but it felt so good and I could of kept going but it was getting dark :( My knees didn't hurt either! I'm going to start upping my milage next week. I've been easing back in slowly so I don't get any injuries. I really want to do a sprint-tri so I need to stay strong and healthy!
I checked my BS before I left the house and it was 65! What a crappy way to start a run! I drank a juicy juice and some glucose tabs, took my pump off and hit the road anyway. I took tabs with me just in case. I felt fine the whole way, worked out well... Now if I could just learn how to swim???

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I overpay on prescriptions!

I just spent $75 on a 3 month supply of the iport. I was really excited to start them. I've tried 3 samples and in theory they are great. Well I have had so many issues with it the past few days. My blood sugars are constantly around 250-300. So I decided to go back on the pump. It's been over 3 months, I'm sure it's going to be an adjustment but I'm looking forward to better numbers and less shots!