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July 2, 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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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)




Sick Day Insulin Needs


On Thursday of last week, I noticed a pain above my left eye. It was kind of like a headache but more like sinus pressure. By Friday morning, I felt the pressure start in my ears, a tell-tale sign that I’m getting sick. I followed my usual protocol: increase vitamins, start immune-boosting supple (READ MORE)




Baby Planning: Next Steps


Yesterday, I made the plunge to a different endocrinologist and had my first appointment with their Certified Diabetes Educator. It was splendid and I have already seen great improvement in my blood sugars. For the first time in a long time, I truly feel like I have a medical team that is rooting (READ MORE)




Baby Planning: First Steps


On Wednesday, I went in for my annual well-woman exam. Because I’ve now moved permanently to a new city with no turning back (ahem, a little thing called marriage), I decided to look for my permanent OB/GYN to really start down the family planning path. Being due for my annual exam helped lock th (READ MORE)




Faustman Cures


Earlier this week, a press release was issued about the Faustman Lab’s clinical trial of a vaccine that has the potential to reverse type 1 diabetes. Phase II of this clinical trial has officially begun and it’s really exciting news. A possible “cure” or at least, a treatment that is better than (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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