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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.
As a first born, self-professed control freak mom to two toddlers at the time, she was determined to learn all that she could and do whatever it took to get her diabetes under control. With diet, exercise, daily injections and CGM monitoring, Megan has been able to maintain relatively good blood sugar and A1C control since diagnosis.
She resides in the suburbs of Detroit with her husband and two children.
At some point each day lately, I find myself preaching to my little ones about responsibilities and what is expected of them as they grow up. Little do they know what a hypocrite I am.
I am ashamed to admit this, especially being a nurse, that my diabetes and overall health a (READ MORE)
Better late than never, right? In honor of dLifes Declare, Share and Move Forward campaign last month, Im going to force myself to look inward and declare my personal diabetes challenge in the hopes that I can use it to start some good habits in the New Year. Im not usually one to share these s (READ MORE)
The back to school rush is in full force at our house. Between paperwork, tuition payments, classroom visits, teacher meetings, bus riding anxiety (mostly on my part), and school supply shopping, there has been little time to wallow in my recent diabetes funk. Although I feel strongly that each (READ MORE)
I havestruggled with depression for as long as I remember. At one point in time in my twenties, mygrandmother, my mother and I were all taking Prozac at the same time. Is itgenetic, is it environmental, why is my fami (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)