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April 18, 2014
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Lindsey Guerin

Lindsey was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 4 years old. She is now 25 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!

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Is the Omnipod Working?

After about a month off the Omnipod and using MDIs again, I’d adjusted to the details of the Lantus and Humalog dance. My skin wasn’t chronically itchy and sensitive. My pants didn’t irritate my pod site. And my blood sugars were surprisingly better controlled. I experienced consistently in range (READ MORE)

Broken Promises

My labwork from my CDE appointment came back this week and I can’t say that I’m very surprised. My A1c last May was 9.0%, a disappointing number but expected given the emotional stress that I was under with my breakup with the ex, moving home suddenly, and transitioning my career. I knew that I h (READ MORE)

Lows at the CDE

The week before last I had a visit with the Certified Diabetes Educator at my doctor’s office. I hoped to get approval for the new Dexcom and update my prescriptions. I needed an A1c desperately. Never fails- it was quite a day getting there.

I made the trek into town after packing up (READ MORE)

Long Time Gone

It’s been awhile. Life has been on overdrive for the past three months and I am so happy to finally say that there is reprieve. I see the light and see so much that God has in store. I’ve been dealing with some significant work stress in addition to normal life stress and have barely been able to (READ MORE)

How to Make Diabetes Work in a Relationship

There are moments in life when I look back and I think how blessed I am with change. Last year, I swore that life would never be the same. And I was exactly right. Life is not the same and it never will be, but the changes that happened have changed my life for the better and opened my heart and (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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