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Hello From the Newbie!
Hello! My name is Megan and I am excited to be joining the team of Blogabetes writers here at dLife! I was diagnosed as a late onset Type 1 in January 2009 at 33 years old. Needless to say, my entire world was turned upside down and ready or not, my new diabetic life began.
After having faced gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies in 2006 and 2007, I was made aware that there was a good chance I would struggle with being a Type 2 diabetic in the future if I wasnt careful. Never did I think after a flood of symptoms and testing, I would be diagnosed as a Type 1 only two short years later.
As an RN I was familiar with the medical side of my diagnosis, and immediately became driven to take control of the situation I faced. Although I have been able to maintain relatively good blood sugar and A1C control (6.6 at my last doctor visit, woo hoo!), thanks to daily injections and my CGM, the emotional ups and downs have been my biggest challenge. Because I am the only diabetic in my family, I have felt very much alone during my journey so far, despite being blessed with an amazingly supportive husband, mother, father, brother and best friend who have cheered me on along the way without fail. Like many of you, I have found that turning to online communities and reading blogs of others dealing with the same struggles has me feel like I am not as alone as I once thought. It is my hope that by sharing my experiences with others I can continue to learn and gain strength in my resolve to deal with the daily challenges of being a diabetic!
Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life. (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes. (Read More)