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April 29, 2016
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Lindsey Guerin

Lindsey was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 4 years old. She is now 27 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 G5 and the t:slim insulin pump. She married her best friend and biggest supporter last year. After a year of fighting for an A1c under 7%, they are expecting their first child in September.


In 2007, Lindsey received a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and endometriosis. They have made managing diabetes even harder and now add an extra level of chaos to making a baby.


Lindsey is a typical, yet unique, Texas woman who loves shopping, movies and reading. She loves to travel and find new adventures. She dreams of diabetes cures, babies, never-ending cheesecake, and her own airplane. The rest you can discover in her blog!


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20 Weeks and Counting


Today marks twenty weeks- the halfway point to “full term” for baby. Each week that goes by, I can’t believe it more and more that we are doing well and, so far, everything is on track. It feels like a miracle each and every day to be blessed with this growing child (and a growing belly). And eac (READ MORE)




What Is It?


I’m 17 weeks and counting. Yesterday, I saw my OB/GYN who said to keep up the good work. Today, I saw both the Certified Diabetes Educator and the maternal/fetal specialist. We ordered a new A1c but won’t know for a few days what the result will be. I’m estimating about the same- 5.9% to maybe 6. (READ MORE)




Blood Sugars in Pregnancy


My last A1c before baby was in early December and clocked in at 6.7%. My CDE told me to keep up the good work. The journey to get to an A1c under 7% before conception was a long one. Since 2014, I’d been actively trying to control my blood sugars as tightly as possible without 1) burning myself o (READ MORE)




Oh Baby, Oh Baby


On January 13th, I went into the reproductive endocrinologist due to several weeks of severe cramping with no sign of my period despite taking Provera to induce my period. Ross and I were driving the hour and a half drive back home when the nurse called. They’d done an ultrasound while I was ther (READ MORE)




Infertility Thoughts


Four months ago, I was not a "day by day" person. I was a total Type A, "let's get everything done yesterday because tomorrow is already booked" woman. I have always been a planner by nature. I am the person who writes a task on my to do list just to scratch it off. I love to be productive and I (READ MORE)




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