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17 Year Diaversary Today :|

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At 1:58pm on May 15, 2014, Ali78 said…

Can you tell me who you see at yale new haven? I'm looking for a new endo who is good with pumps. Thanks!!
At 10:24am on March 28, 2014, Brunetta said…

You look so pretty and sharp and HAPPY!! I saw you as a poster for the young woman searching for an endo had was so pleased to see you sounding and looking so positive..
God bless, you dearie!!

At 4:29pm on September 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Sagwabetes!!

At 5:15pm on September 22, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Sagwabetes, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 5:55am on June 7, 2013, bryly said…

Wow, just read your story and i can totally relate to the "anything less than 200 feels "low" to me." im a t1 since age 7 and this year it will be 20 years with the D. I was like that for a couple of years, not feeling good when my blood sugar was normal or low and im finally getting it under control, i hope ur Diaversary goes well and as you said if u need anything: advice, talking or even venting im here :)

At 11:19am on April 23, 2013, jrtpup said…

Just posted about Saturday's event here . Would love your comments/input ;)

At 4:59am on April 22, 2013, jrtpup said…

You too! It was a blast :)

At 6:17am on April 21, 2013, Karen Graffeo said…

It was so great to meet you yesterday!!!! We definitely need to get together again soon! :)

At 5:43am on April 21, 2013, Lorraine said…

I knew we had to be! Thanks for commenting so I could connect your real life version to your online version! ;) Glad to have met yesterday. - Lo

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
June 6, 1996
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.5% @ 10/2013 ----- 9.1% @ 4/2013 ----- 11.2% @ 8/2011
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Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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medtronic paradigm revel
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I'm a mad woman.

The internet for support

I've never had anyone be understanding of the struggle i go through with my type 1 diabetes.
I am on this site and others hoping to get some sort of support and friendship to help me get through my limitations and manage my disease.
I was diagnosed at age 11. For over 5 years, i had severe gran mal seizures due to hypoglycemia. My solution when i left for college was to just let my numbers run high so myself and anyone else would never have to worry about it. my body went through DKA several times, and i am to the point (for the last 6 years) where being anything less than 200 feels "low" to me.
I am terrified of it. the seizures scarred me in a way that no doctor or nutritionist can relate to or empathize with.
I am now learning to be more aggressive with my insulin and treatments.
If anyone out there can relate, or can offer advice, or just talk about this.... i'm really laid back, funny, supportive... i'm here.

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What I do when I'm home alone and low.

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 6:46pm 9 Comments

Oh irrational low-bloodsugar mind. No. Drinking a grape juice, then eating 3 glucose tabes, a banana, two fig newtons and three squares of chocolate WASN'T a good idea after all.

I'm an idiot.

A1C proof in the pudding

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 2:10pm 3 Comments

My next endo appointment is July 26th. I don't think I've been since probably October or something like that.
I am praying, rallying, hoping for an A1C of 8. This comes out to around 183 as an average.
If I can pull this off, it will be the best my control has been since I was 17. (10 years)

Please focus some positive energy my way if you read this.

Some progress I think

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 9:10am 4 Comments

So, I've been making a concerted effort to eat less carbs and not under-bolus in fear anymore.

For the last several months, my blood sugars have run under 200 pretty consistently.

I am trying new ways to take/split up boluses so they don't hit me so hard, and really trying to listen to my body on when I am dropping fast or stuck in a holding pattern (My insurance won't cover a CGM so I have to guess)

I now usually wake up in my target range 110-130 and try not to eat things…


Really, Sarah? REALLY?

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 6:40am 6 Comments

  • Hey Sarah?

    Yes, self?

    Let's have a delicious sugary alcoholic beverage concoction tonight instead of our normal vodka and seltzer water.

    Wow, self, that was delicious!

    Hey Sarah, should we take lots and lots of rage boluses to get this pesky 350 bloodsugar down that won't seem to go away?

    Yes, Self, let's do that instead of just bolusing a little and waiting!

    Hey Sarah! Remember how you were just 350 and now you're 65 less than an hour later??? Doesn't…


Posted on October 25, 2010 at 1:58pm 3 Comments

My A1C today was a 10. That's the lowest it's been since I was a teenager. I am overwhelmed by how proud I am of myself.



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