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I have a question for you…

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Have you ever been left without a vial of insulin because it accidentally shattered?A vial of insulin is a small glass bottle that is highly breakable. I understand how easily it could be to accidentally drop and shatter it.That is why I’m advocating for the House Bill 64. This bill will expand Kentucky’s emergency prescription […]

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Valentine’s Day was bittersweet for me 🙃

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It was a day full of love but I had my 3-month checkup with my Endo that I didn’t love. It reminded me how much I don’t love my diabetes.Yes, I’m proud but if there was a magic Genie that could grant me one wish, it would be to find a cure for diabetes🧞‍♀️ At […]

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I’ve Changed Things Up 🌀

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Since I got my pumper, I’ve been injecting my stomach and hips with my site and sensor. Over the years, I’ve accumulated multiple burns and abrasions that have left my body with multiple battle scars👊However, this week was different. This little guy hanging on my arm was the first sensor that was successfully kept in […]

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You’re Not Alone

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Yesterday was one of those “I wish I didn’t have diabetes” kind of days.You won’t hear that kind of mindset from me often, but yesterday I had enough.I had a full day planned: 6 hours of class, a presentation, an important meeting, a workout, and a night scheduled to studying for an exam today.But my […]

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Diabetes & Jack Frost

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The temperatures are dropping but my blood sugars are rising ❄️ ¿Is there a correlation between the two? I believe there might be.Excessive cold, like the cold experienced by Jack Frost this week, stresses the body. When your body is stressed, it releases “survival hormones”, such as adrenaline & cortisol.These hormones cause the liver to […]

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Diabetes & Alcohol

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Oh, he knows the keys to my heart: flowers & a low-carb drink in my hand 🙃But real talk…let’s talk about alcohol and diabetes.This is always a touchy subject for some. I’m not in any way promoting alcohol consumption. However, if you’re over the age of 21 and you would like to have a beverage […]

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Enough is Enough

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Insulin keeps me alive. Without it, I would die. I’m 1 out of the 7.5 million Americans that rely on insulin to live. It’s no secret that insulin costs have drastically risen in the last 10 years. A months worth of insulin might range from $100-1200. Depending on a variety of different factors, insulin prices […]

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Diabetes: my forever travel partner ✈️

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Traveling tests me mentally and physically: mentally by changing my perspective on this beautiful world of ours and physically by challenging my body and my overall diabetes management. Since I got on my new pump, my way of traveling has completely changed. I have to make sure I bring double the amount of diabetes supplies, […]