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Rachel Joy replied to Faby's discussion 'Gastric Bypass surgery and type 1 diabetes'
"What did you decide? Did you find any further info supporting the surgery? Did you end up having the bypass?"
Apr 20, 2013
Kristin left a comment for Rachel Joy
"Hi Rachel! How are you doing? How is Brody? Hope that you and the kids are doing well! Any news when Dad gets to come home?"
Jan 23, 2010
MinnesotaAnn commented on Rachel Joy's blog post 'Diabetes Alert dog-Brody! Welcome to the family!!!'
"These dogs really do work. I have seen it with my own eyes many times. It is wondrous each time. I know many times I see the cost holding people back, that always surprises me. We spend WAY more on cars, vacations even entertainments systems. What…"
Jan 23, 2010
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"Beautiful photo Rachel!"
Sep 17, 2009
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yes that is my husband's head/body courtesy of Photoshop-lol :)
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Diabetes Alert dog-Brody! Welcome to the family!!!

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 5:58pm 4 Comments

So as much as I loved the CGMS I found that during the night it would have a lot of false readings and therefore I became immune to the sensor alerts.

With three precious children all under the age of 5, and my husband deployed for over a year, I decided that if anything were to happen to me I would never forgive myself (if that kids had to find me unconscious (or worse) So, right after I miscarried I met with some trainers out of PA that train service dogs. They are an amazing… Continue

37 weeks pregnant and finally on the CGMS!

Posted on January 24, 2009 at 4:10pm 1 Comment

Went to Duke yesterday and had my training for the CGMS-yippee:) It's been a long time coming! Day one and I love it so far! I am 37 weeks pregnant and hope it helps get me through these last rough patches! I am so ready for this baby....just a little longer to go...hopefully hubby makes it back in time for his R&R to make the delivery! (c-section) Wish me luck!!!

It's a.....

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 11:26am 6 Comments


That's right, we found out the day before my hubby deployed that we are expecting a girl! We are so excited and I just wanted to share the good news with everyone! My boys said that it's okay as long as she's a "girl-boy" (tom boy) no problem there with 2 older brothers! I can' come up with too many names that I like, so if you have any suggestions, send them my way! Say a little prayer that this pregnancy continues to stay healthy and strong! Thanks for sharing in my joy!

Pregnancy number 4

Posted on July 23, 2008 at 11:41am 5 Comments

I am truly blessed. I have had diabetes for over 23 years and have been blessed with two beautiful and perfectly healthy boys (4 and 2) As some of you may know, I miscarried on my son's 4th birthday while in my 2nd trimester. This was a terrible and traumatic experience for me, but one that I can be grateful for now as it has made me re-realize just how fragle life can be. It also helps me relate to so many other women who have experienced similar loss, and offer compassion.

I recently… Continue

I am no longer pregnant...update in the making

Posted on May 22, 2008 at 8:46pm 8 Comments

After reading my last post I have decided that it is time to update everyone. It has been a rough couple of weeks, and on my oldest son's 4th birthday I started having horrible pains during his birthday party, and subsequently was rushed to the ER only to find out that I was miscarrying at nearly 5 months. It was awful and scary and I have been having a really tough time processing all of it, but slowly am starting to come out of it and am trying to focus on my beautiful boys and count my… Continue

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At 9:46am on January 23, 2010, Kristin said…
Hi Rachel! How are you doing? How is Brody? Hope that you and the kids are doing well! Any news when Dad gets to come home?
At 1:53pm on March 4, 2009, Rosemary Ekeng said…
Congratulations! I am so happy to read your story, it is very inspirational and encouraging for me because i want to have more kids and i've been diabetic since 1996. I am now very positive that i can do it too. take care of you and the baby.
At 1:52pm on March 4, 2009, Rosemary Ekeng said…
Congratulations! I am so happy to read your story, it is very inspirational and encouraging for me because i want to have more kids and i've been diabetic since 1996. I am now very positive that i can do it too. take care of you and the baby.
At 2:17am on March 4, 2009, Brigitte said…
congratulations! What a beautiful bébé!!!!
At 1:31pm on March 3, 2009, Kristin said…
Congratulations on Annabelle's birth!! She is BEAUTIFUL!! Your family will stay in my prayers...
At 8:12pm on March 1, 2009, John Schmidt said…
Hi Rachel! I'm from Kenosha, just a stone's throw from you; and I was in Milwaukee today!

I'll join everyone on congratulating you on the birth of your daughter. I know we don't know each other, but we're all in this together!


At 8:06pm on March 1, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Congrats on the birth of your daughter, Rachel!!
At 9:53am on March 1, 2009, Kathy said…
RachelRachelRachel!!!! Congratulations. I just read about little Annabelle on Amylia's blog. That is the coolest. I'm so hapy for you, but also understand that it will be most difficult with your husband headed back out. Shoot.
I bet the boys just lover her.
All my best.
At 9:07pm on January 24, 2009, Lois said…
Rachel Joy:

Were you on the pump before this or are you just adding CGMS? I am on a Medtronic Minimed Paradigm 722 since April. I love it. I'm glad that you seem to like it too.

Hey, guess what? I'm from Milwaukee too. Actually, I spent most of my childhood in Brown Deer (a suburb). Do you ever get back? Do you have relatives here? It would be nice to meet you if you ever did.

Take care and just pop that little one out for pete's sake!!!!

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
At 1:45pm on September 18, 2008, Santa said…



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