And the winner is.....ice cream! We are trying a smaller #fixtape and I applied it while I still had the #skintac on my skin for extra grip! I’m putting this #libre on 24 hours before my other one dies to help speed up the calibration process. It worked really well last time, so I hope it works again!
Well tomorrow at 8am I become more of a cyborg! I get training on my new pump and CGM (constant glucose monitor) my new pump and CGM will be able to monitor my blood sugar to help me regulate even better! I’m getting closer to being a normie! Besides look at my old pump, the battery compartment is literally superglued together! 😂😭
My fellow Type 1 parents and instagram friends who are adults with Type 1. I’m freaking the freak oouuut. Westin is going to Type 1 camp within the next few weeks and as it quickly approaches I find myself in hyperventilation thinking of him being away from home for a freaking week without me watching over him. He’s had days away, sleepovers at grandparent’s house (who are fully trained/in the know about all of his care) ... it’s just that I don’t know these counselors and caretakers at camp. Will they really watch the kids closely? Will the counselors really worry about him in the middle of the night when he could die and not wake up if a low blood sugar is missed?? He is not there yet within himself on waking up for his lows or DexCom alarms at all. Do they really do a good job at making sure everyone checks sugars all the time especially because of the heat and activity that messes with sugars so much?? Do they really watch the pool well and make sure everyone’s sugars are looking good during swimming?? They’re still little kids and learning to care for themselves so sending him off with all of these things to worry about is like 😳😳😳😳 I guess what I am really looking for is reassurance or to hear from you guys that have been through this before. I hear it’s soooooooo amazing for the kids and that this week is just incredible for them. My momma heart is just super wigging out. 😭 Thoughts???? #t1d#type1diabetes#typeonediabetes
t h a n k f u l ~ Modern technology can be the biggest blessing.
Finally trying the @dexcom G6. I can’t wait to see how it goes. This type of device has helped me far beyond just giving me my glucose readings.
Being able to see trends, make adjustments & decisions with its data has affected my overall wellness. Stress levels, stomach issues, energy, etc... it will also decrease other long term problems that can arise down the road.
Inyectarte insulina no es indicador de que ya estás “muy grave” o de que “la diabetes esta empeorando” o peor “ya no tardas en perder la vista, o de que te hagan diálisis” 🤦🏻♀️
* No pongas atención en comentarios de personas que están desinformadas, tú edúcate y aprende sobre tú diabetes.
Can you send some positive vibes my way? I’m going to the eye doctor tomorrow for 2 reasons. 1: July is when I get my annual exam. 2: I’ve had a lot of vision problems lately. I’ve always had great vision but I’m struggling lately! I’m curious to know how many of you use glasses/contacts! Lmk & send positive vibes! Xo
Day 18 of #keto . I had to skip breakfast due to a dentist appointment, so I’ll count that as an unexpected intermittent fasting. 😉 Lunch was egg roll in a bowl again. Snacked on some macadamia nuts. Dinner I made goat cheese and pesto stuffed chicken breasts with cauliflower rice and asparagus. Then a peanut butter chocolate fat bomb. #ketodiet#type1diabetes#weightlossjourney
Hypos are the scariest feeling and always seem to catch you off guard; it's hot outside and I mistook my profuse sweating for being caused by the heat instead of my crashing blood sugar. I realized something was wrong when I started getting lightheaded and shaky. The only upside is I get to cram sweets for the next hour, which unfortunately isn't so enjoyable because I'm not even hungry.
Every so often, life throws you a curveball that turns your world upside down. Two weeks ago today, we took our daughter to the emergency room for unusual symptoms (that included excessive thirst, frequent urination, and bed wetting), only to have her admitted for a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. This brave little girl must’ve received over 30 shots in her first 24 hours in the hospital, and has had 8+ pokes/insulin shots daily since. It was absolutely gut-wrenching in those early days to think about the quality of life that she would have. But two weeks later (and after an impromptu trip to Michigan that included beach days, peach/blueberry picking, and of course, ICE-CREAM!), we feel hopeful that everything is going to be ok. We still have so much to learn, but thankfully technology has come so far that it is relatively easy to manage. Thanks for those who have sent thoughts and prayers, and to our family who have always stood by our side. And a special shout out to my awesome sister-in-law, Jaymi Krohn, for helping identify the symptoms so early. We know God has all things under control, and are thankful for these reminders that life is so precious. #diabetesawareness#type1diabetes#isurelovethisgirl
Agradecida porque mi hijo ya tiene el sistema de monitor de glucosa dexcom G5 con el que estará monitoreado constantemente y me alertará para poder tomar medidas rápidas sin tener que chuzarle sus deditos tantas veces al dia.. Cada dia aprendo mas sobre esta terrible enfermedad que es de por vida y dicen que los 2 1ros años son los mas dificiles y esto apenas es el comienzo de una larga batalla q lucharemos juntos tu y yo hijo.
Grateful because my son already has the dexcom G5 glucose monitor system which It will be constantly monitoring him and I will get alerts so I can take quick action without having to prick his little fingers so many times a day .. Everyday I learn more about this terrible disease that is for a life time and I heard that the first 2 years are the most difficult ones and this is just the beginning of a long battle that we will be fighting together you and me son... #diabetic#diabetessucks#type1diabetes#type1life#type1lookslikemyson#type1warrior#dexcomwarrior#dexcomg5#bloodsugar#sugarcontrol#mysonmyhero
I have never truly shared why I got a cupcake tattoo. When I was 18 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I was angry about all the things I couldn't have anymore. Cupcakes being one of them. I got this tattoo two years after, almost to the day, and the joke was that I could have a cupcake any time I want. While I indulge myself and don't deprive myself of cupcakes entirely, I will always call this my diabetes tattoo. #type1diabetes#omnipod#type1strong
📟🍴🌟 Tonight my trusty sidekick #Mildred the @medtronicdiabetes MiniMed 630G insulin pump & I had the good fortune of enjoying dinner at a local Greek restaurant with some fabulous folks! It was so delicious - we had a Greek salad and gigantes (giant beans in a tomato-dill sauce). Since we were part of a large group, pre-bolusing was tricky due to food timing, etc. 🦄 #protip (shoutout to pro tip 👑 @doctordiabeatit!💕) - in cases like this, I eat the least carby part of the meal first (in this case, the salad - I even saved the tomatoes 'til last) to give my insulin as much time as possible to kick in before I tackle the more carby part of the meal (i.e. the big beans!!!)..............................🦄QOTD - what strategies do you use when you are eating out somewhere & circumstances make timing mealtime boluses tricky?
Did you guys know that @swervesweetie came out with a chocolate chip cookie mix?! It’s keto, gluten-free AND only has 2g of added sugar! I promise this isn’t sponsored, I’m just really excited about such low carb cookies! 12g of carbs per cookie 😍 Not too shabby if you ask me 😉
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🌻🙌 tempeh + brocollini summer bowl recipe live in the stories! ...if you aren't a tempeh fan, use salmon or grilled chicken and they pair wonderfully.
TIP: whether you have an autoimmune disease or not... adding nutrient dense foods into your diet needs to be a no brainer. our bodies NEED vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to function at its best. without them we force our bodies into over drive as it attempts to function on the limited resources its given causing vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance, and disease.
those of us with T1D must think bigger then just lchf, hflc, vegan, paleo, etc. we can get so hyperfocused on extremes (been there), our diets become extremely focused on foods that don't truly promote healing or prevent further autoimmunity to occur.
🥦🍒🍑🥒think color, volume, seasonal, fresh, real, wholesome foods. your mind and bod will thank you.
"food literally talks to our genes. food is not just a source of calories, it is also a source of INFORMATION. the key is to send the right information to your genes by eating whole, real, food—mostly plants." @drmarkhyman
Less than 48 hours after my awesome endo appointment (yay Kovler!), my pump site apparently failed. (Which seems to be happening more recently...though that might be memory bias.) Anyway, my body started producing ketones after I ate lunch and my blood sugar spiked due to my bolus not being properly absorbed. My ketones were about 1.1-1.3 mmol/L before I figured out what was happening. However, descriptions of how it feels to have ketones never quite match my experience, so I thought it might be relevant to discuss how I experience it. Around 1.0 mmol/L I start to get symptoms. First, my energy decreases and my muscles start to ache. Sometimes I start developing a sore throat. Increased urination follows (way more for me with ketones than with simple hyperglycemia). I sometimes feel flushed and almost feverish. Then I get stomach pain and nausea. As the ketones get worse, the fatigue and weakness become severe. Above 1.2 ish I become too weak and sick to really do anything, and the nausea can get really bad. Thirst is also a major symptom. It basically feels like a slow death (which sadly it can be if not immediately treated with insulin and fluids). And it can happen SO FAST! That’s probably the craziest thing about it. I’ve never had to go to the hospital for DKA (knock on wood!) except maybe as a young child with vomiting. It’s unfortunately easy to end up in a dangerous situation, especially when you’re sick! Also, you have a higher risk of DKA if you have frequent high blood sugars and ketones. What symptoms do you guys experience? Do you have any ways to catch ketones early? #type1diabetes#ketones#dka#dkaawareness#t1dlookslikeme#t1dstrong#diabadass#insulinjunkie
Winter mornings... 🌊 🏊🏼♂️ ☕️ Started off with a cold swim in the ocean, got rugged up in my oversized puffer jacket, sat in my car with the heater on and drank a hot coffee in my reusable cup because...the 🌎 Feeling bloody brilliant now and ready for a productive day! 😀
Not the prettiest presentation, but it was a tasty dinner! My husband is out of town for work for the second straight week, so my dad took me (plus my baby and my sister) to dinner. I have to admit, it was nice to get out of the house and take a little break from work. I had salmon with parmesan broccoli and cabbage with one hunk 😂 of goat cheese. I checked to make sure (as I always do) that the cabbage didn’t have any added sugar. I’m so in the habit of asking this - it’s complete second nature. It’s pretty much necessary in the South 😂. My grandmother tells me she adds sugar to almost all the vegetables she makes! Now I know why all those Thanksgiving always meals used to shoot my blood sugar up way more than expected when I was just eating veggies!