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!
Flying by air can always be a little nerve racking. “Did I bring enough? I feel like I forgot something? Is TSA going to be an issue? Will my carry-on be allowed?” Now add Type 1 Diabetes to the mix and suddenly all those questions are elevated times a million. There have been many conversations about traveling with Type 1 on my Instagram (@glitterglucose) so I thought I should make this post as a reference with all the info you need to know when flying!
I am so excited to FINALLY share an amazing product that I have been testing and using since March 31. When I first heard the concept of this product, I thought it was too good to be true. I have needed something like this since diagnosis! When I heardit actually existed I had to put it through the ringer and make sure it was actually fulfilling the need I was desperate for! Here we are! I loved it, it has saved me and now I get to share with you! + I have a coupon to share!
(Code: Glitter for 20% off!
If you’re reading this you are probably close to the happiest day of your life! Congrats!
Diabetes never takes a day off- not even on your wedding day. Everyday diabetes is about preparation and your wedding day is no different. By reading this, you are already off to a great start! I’m sharing some tips with you that can help you enjoy your special day even while diabetes lurks in the background.
The Freestyle Libre is the newest FDA approved device to hit the USA market! I have seen so many of my European & Canadian followers using the Freestyle Libre for years now! I was always so intrigued and thought it could be the perfect glucose monitor for me. The second it was announced that it was approved in the United States, I immediately got in touch with Abbott to get my hands on this device! I was honored to be part of a group of influencers who received the Freestyle Libre before it hit the market! I was actually the first Latina in the United States to try it!
Valentine's Day is almost here! If you know me you know I love all things pink, glittery and girly! Here are a few of my favorite things that would be fun to gift for Valentine's Day! XOXO
1. Medical ID: This Sterling Silver Heart Charm Necklace serves as a medical ID & can be custom engraved! Use promo code "glitterglucose" for 10% off!
2. Apple Watch cuff: This Apple Watch cuff makes her watch so beautiful & classy! Use promo code "GLITTERGLUCOSE" for 10% off!
3. Prada Sunglasses: Who can say no to designer? Plus these pink Prada sunglasses are classy and fun!
4. Kate Spade Heart Earrings: These earrings can be gifted to celebrate Valentine's Day but can be worn any day of the week!
5. Nick Jonas Edition Headphones: These headphones are so beautiful and comfortable! Plus they are in collaboration with the most famous T1D!
6. Quilted Heart Crossbody: This bag is so perfect for the girly-girl in your life!
7. Cure T1D Shirt: Obvi we all want to Cure T1D! Celebrate Valentine's Day with this pink girly top!
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I'm just a girl living my glittery, girly, glamorous life but I happen to be chronically ill. Type 1 Diabetes is a BIG part of my life. If you are reading this, most likely you are diabetic too- after all my website and Instagram are mostly diabetes focused. I am really thankful that through my persona Glitter Glucose, I am able to share every aspect of my life. Like I always say, Diabetes is a part of me but NOT all of me. That leads me to this post here!