It may be the end of Diabetes Awareness Month but for those living with diabetes, we resume our regularly scheduled program. That includes the many pricks that help us manage diabetes and keep us healthy! But do you know what to do with all the needles, lancets, and other sharps after you use them? Those of us who use needles to manage our medical conditions know it is our responsibility to safely dispose of sharps, but we might lack clear, factual information on what we are really supposed to do. I’ve partnered with SafeNeedleDisposal.org, a website where individuals can get accurate guidance for their area instantly.
On November 10th, I partnered with Dermalogica Scottsdale to put on a fabulous charity event benefitting Beyond Type 1! Beyond Type 1 is an organization close to my heart as they educate, advocate and are on the search for a cure for those living with Type 1 Diabetes! This event would NOT have been possible without the help of MANY MANY local Arizona businesses who donated their time and resources for this fun pop-up party! + huge thank you to all the attendees! I have highlighted all the wonderful people who made this possible and you can check out all the photos below!
Hi everyone! It is National Diabetes Awareness Month! I have been living with diabetes for 5 1/2 years now! Thank you for following along on my blog for the past 2 years. If you are a regular visitor, you already know that here you will find me sharing personal stories, fashion tips, and product reviews. Today, not only do I want to shed light on MediPeds®, a brand focused on products that promote foot health especially in people with diabetes, but I want to share my personal story with diabetic neuropathy in my own feet. Thank you to MediPeds® for partnering with me to share my story + tips!
Halloween has arrived! Yes, while Halloween time does mean candy, it doesn’t have to mean rotten teeth or high blood sugar! I am so excited to announce that for the next YEAR, I will be teaming up with Crest to promote healthy teeth and beautiful smiles! You can circle back monthly to see that month’s message from myself and Crest! First- let’s close out this month with some Halloween fun!
Hi Friends! Super exciting news! I had the opportunity to create some simple but tasty low carb snack recipes for Healthline.com! There is a crunchy, savory and sweet option for all your cravings! Click HERE to check them out! Let me know if you try them for yourself!
Hi friends! I have a really special treat for you today! Please help me in welcoming Becca from Cooking with Confetti to GlitterGlucose.com! Becca is a woman of many talents and happens to live with an autoimmune disease also… but I’ll let her introduce herself below!
If you are like me, you love any reason to get dolled up and throw on a pretty dress! Now if the occasion happens to support Type 1 Diabetes research then that is a MAJOR plus in my book! Back in May, I was able to attend the JDRF Imagine Gala in Los Angeles, CA. JDRF hosts galas nationwide as a big fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes research. If you have ever wondered what goes on at a JDRF Gala, I am here to share!
Nope, you didn't read that backwards! I’ve been attached to my insulin pump every day for the past 3 years. Even though I LOVE and value my pump VERY much, I have long dreamt of a “pump break” but I could never commit. I always thought I was brave and could just “cut the cord” and be fine. When it came down to taking my pump off suddenly all these questions and fears came to mind. Would I even remember how to calculate the proper dose? I haven’t had to think about the math and numbers that go into injections in a LONG time. Would I really be diligent in recording my blood glucose numbers and time/amount of dose given? Probably not. The biggest thing for me was how I would keep track of insulin on board? My insulin pump is SO helpful in helping me avoid stacking insulin and going overboard when correcting and dosing. My insulin pump does so many things that multiple daily injections just can’t offer me… until now!
Hi Friends! I was recently featured by Lauren’s Hope Medical ID Jewelry! Click below to read my “Story of Hope.” I talk all about my diagnosis and how I am able to show off my personality and love for fashion even with diabetes.
On May 5th I was able to host an amazing event with Dermalogica in Scottsdale!!! I feel so incredibly blessed to have made friends with the girls at Dermalogica. They have been so kind to me and my followers ever since I met them in August 2017. Dermalogica is not a company specific to diabetes but the way they have come out to support me and the T1D community has been truly beautiful. If you have the opportunity to stop by the Scottsdale location, please thank them for supporting the Type 1 community!