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  • joined Jul 12

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Hooked to a Machine: My Experience Living with an Insulin Pump

Insulin pump Hello there, fellow DiabeticLink members! I hope that you all are having a lovely March and that spring is beginning to bloom wherever you live. Today I want to address a topic that I rarely stop and think about, but that is an essential part of my life- my usage of an insulin pump. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 18 months old, and started using an insulin pump when I was ten years old. When I look back, I cannot believe that it has been almost a decade since I have had this little device attached to me, but then again, I can’t imagine a life without it. I’m not going to lie- being on an insulin pump is hard....

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Halloween and Carb Counting

Halloween dl blog post As Halloween 2014 creeps around the corner, you must be feeling the excitement growing in your home- whether it is your sugar-crazed 5 year old, your traditional best friend, or you yourself that cherishes this spooky holiday. If you have been recently diagnosed with Diabetes and are thinking about retiring that old witch costume- no need to fear! With a few management tips, you can be back out there in time to enjoy this year’s chocolate spiders, marshmallow ghosts, and sour treats. As a child (and now, admittedly), Halloween was always my favorite holiday. I went through phases of being a princess (not exactly my style), a witch (the wigs were always uncomfortable), and even a cat one time. When I was younger, my older...

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I noticed that you favorited an article about the new artificial pancreas. Would you ever consider getting one, after your many years of having Diabetes?

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