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Diabetes, Life

Be Happy: Diabetes and Life

Be Happy It sounds easy, right? “Be Happy”. Well, why does everyone complain and bring up the negative aspects of their life before they talk about the positives? “Life is hard, wear a helmet”… this was one of the first quotes I ever heard that stuck with me till this day. It was said to me by a middle school…

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CGM, Diabetes, Food, Life

Dropping HbA1c In Three Months

Five(ish) months ago my HbA1c was 8.6, last month my HbA1c was down to 7.3. The main difference was the introduction of a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to my diabetes care. HbA1C Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test gives a value that tells your average blood sugar over the last 2-3 months, from a blood draw. HbA1c is also known as a…

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Diabetes, Life, Uncategorized

Diabetes and Foot Care

If you have diabetes (especially for many years) then you know that diabetes can lead to many complications. One of those can come from poor diabetes foot care, leading to bigger problems than just tired feet at the end of the day. This whole topic was brought to my attention most recently by my Endocrinologist. The last visit I had…

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Diabetes, Life, Stress

Diabetes & Stress

Diabetes & stress have direct impact on your blood glucose levels. Have you ever noticed that your blood sugar spikes when you are stressed? I know that when i’m stressed, worried, scared and even when i’m excited that my sugar is probably going to rise. If I don’t look at my CGM or test my sugar, I can feel my…

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Diabetes, Life

First #WeAreT1D Community Video

The WeAreT1D Request On March 15th, The Betes Bros posted on social media that they were looking for people. People to be a part of a T1D community video. Without hesitation, I responded that I wanted to be a part with no idea what I was needing to do. I knew that I wanted to be a part of this,…

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CGM, Diabetes, Insulin Pump, Life, Organization, Review

GrifGrips – REVIEW

GRIFGRIPS – REVIEW I started using the Dexcom CGM about two months ago, and I quickly found out I needed additional adhesive to keep it on for 7(+) days. Grifgrips are adhesive patches designed to help secure CGMs, Omnipods and infusion sets on your skin. GrifGrips are available online, and if you sign up for an account (before your first…

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CGM, Diabetes, Life, Review

SIMPATCH – Review

I started using the Dexcom CGM about two months ago, and I quickly found out I needed additional adhesive to keep it on for 7(+) days. Simpatch is available on Amazon.com, and who doesn’t love 2 day shipping?! BUY SIMPATCH ADHESIVE PATCHES HERE!! What Is Simpatch? Simpatch is an adhesive patch specifically made to fit around a Dexcom CGM. This…

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