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July 28, 2015
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Lindsey Guerin

Lindsey was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 4 years old. She is now 26 working as the Vice President in a non-profit. She has not let Type 1 stop her in pursuing an undergraduate and graduate degree, getting married, and traveling the world.

Her diabetes "weapons of choice" are: the Dexcom G4 Platinum and the t:slim insulin pump. She recently married her best friend and biggest supporter. She is working towards an A1c goal under 7% in hopes to start a family in the next year.

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!

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Worried about My Eyes

After twenty-two plus years of type 1 diabetes, the fear of complications can be overwhelming. A floater in my vision. A twinge of kidney pain. Nausea. Tingling of the feet. Any weird symptom that seems to persist always put me on high alert.

I have honestly been quite surprised that (READ MORE)

Baby Planning Goals

A few weeks ago, I decided to set written intentions to get “baby ready.” I ordered some books that talked about the necessity of cutting out certain foods for fertility, the timeline for when things need to be completely out of your diet, and all the benefits to vitamins and healthy moms. Even t (READ MORE)

Gratitude and Grief

There are moments in life that hit you hard. Moments that circumstances make you grateful for what you’ve been given and so aware of where your priorities are. This weekend, two children lost their lives to type 1 diabetes. And my elementary-school best friend lost her husband to colorectal cance (READ MORE)

Morning Highs and Increasing Metformin

For awhile, it seemed like my overnight blood sugars were pretty close to perfect. The CDE at my appointment in mid-June increased all my basal rates, then I had that weird flu-like issue that messed with my blood sugars so I also increased all my basal rates. Since then, I’ve been battling the i (READ MORE)

Medical Bills and Debt

A big part of Ross and I’s new married life is adjusting to a different set of finances and a different way of managing them. Both of us have lived on our own with full-time jobs for quite a few years, so we’ve become accustomed to a specific way of life. Even during our dating and engagement, we (READ MORE)

Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes 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
Michelle Kowalski 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)
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