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Lindsey was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 4 years old. She is now 24 working as an Executive Director in a non-profit and attending graduate school.
She recently went on the Omnipod after a four year "pump vacation" using MDIs. She is now working towards an A1c goal under 7%.
Her father was diagnosed in 2007 with Type 1. It left her questioning who she was with this disease and who she was going to be with diabetes in the future. His diagnosis made diabetes even more of a reality, causing a complete turn around in how she projects the disease to herself and to the world.
In 2007, Lindsey received a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and endometriosis. They have made managing diabetes even harder. Despite the difficulty, she has remained hopeful that her health will not be a problem in the future.
Lindsey is a typical, yet unique, Texas woman who loves shopping, movies and reading. She loves to travel and take risks. She dreams of diabetes cures, never-ending cheesecake and her own airplane. The rest you can discover in her blog!
It’s never easy to talk about your dating life to strangers, even though I appreciate all of you dearly. I don’t even like to tell my extended family about my dating life, but I know that there are so many of us young type 1s looking for dating help when it comes to the big diabetes disclosure. I (READ MORE)
It’s been over a week since I started the Omnipod and I’m not sure how I feel right now. A few days ago I was absolutely hating the attachment thing. Finding clothes where it doesn’t stick out like a robot’s sore thumb is incredibly difficult. I’ve only tried it in two major areas (stomach and my (READ MORE)
Day 1 of the Omnipod has been…interesting. I started the pod Sunday night around 9pm with my last Lantus dose at 8:30am that morning (my split dose of 12 units). The peak of Lantus was gone, but I knew it would still be in effect for another 12 to 24 hours. Sometimes even longer. I wasn’t sure wh (READ MORE)
When I took my new position as Executive Director, I knew that diabetes would come up. On the first day, there was a story of a type 1 client and some mention of traditional myths. Diabetes is so prevalent these days that I hear about it from so many people, it’s not really easy to hide. But as t (READ MORE)
I’m spending another Saturday in class for my EMBA today. Over the next weeks, I’ll be taking 9 graduate hours over a 6 to 8 week time period. Today, I’m finishing 3 hours which completes my 5th EMBA class. I’m looking forward to late July when things slack off again and really looking forward to (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)
Nicole Purcell lists having type 1 diabetes last when she's asked to provide information about herself - because that's where it belongs. (Read More)