I was diagnosed with Type 1 Christmas of 1983 with a bg of 1200 and comatose, I was 9. One of the first endos told me it wouldn’t be a good idea to have kids. In fact, they told my parents not to expect me to graduate high school. I probably wouldn’t make it. In my 20’s I was determined to prove them wrong. I got my first pump 19 years ago and followed that with 3 beautiful children.
I’ve been all over the board with my D care. Struggled with hypo unawareness as well as DKA.
I became active with TuDiabetes and the Diabetes Online Community 3 years ago when I wanted to share my story and help others with their struggle. I was looking for people that live with D every day just like me. You can find me in the chat room sharing recipes and helping anyone that needs it.
I am the proud mother of 3 kids and 2 dogs. I’m a die hard football fan and you can always find me on the sidelines cheering, LOUDLY.
I love to promote the Diabetes Hands Foundation and TuDiabetes and love being part of the Big Blue Test.