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April 24, 2014
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Michelle Kowalski

Michelle Kowalski is a writer, editor and photography hobbiest from St. Louis. She now lives in Phoenix with her husband and three young children where she is an editor for a global human resources association.

Diagnosed in February 2005 with pre-diabetes, Michelle started on a regimen of healthier eating, a daily 30-minute walk and oral medications. Just two months later, she learned she was pregnant with her third child. With input from a diabetes educator, Michelle's diagnosis was changed to type 2 diabetes based on the log she kept. She started on Lantus and later in her pregnancy took Novolog to manage her blood sugar.

Post-baby, Michelle continued on Lantus, started Metformin, tried Byetta and eventually went back to Novolog because it offered her the best control. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.


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Educating


I was standing outside the other day talking with my neighbor. She was sitting in a chair and I was leaning against her car. Our kids were running around burning off energy before they had to settle in for the night.

 

We are at a point in the season here in Phoenix where the te (READ MORE)




The Mole


No. 1 has had a mole on his lower back -- right on his pants line -- for as long as I can remember. It started as a freckle and gradually got bigger. Like the size of a nickle big.

 

A couple years ago we took him to a dermatologist to see if we should be concerned about it and/o (READ MORE)




My Little Boy is Growinig Up


I bought No. 1 a nice, button-down shirt this winter so he could wear it to church and also as an option for some family photos I was taking. He was so not interested in wearing it. He indulged me several times and wore it to church, but he wasn't happy about it.

 

The other day (READ MORE)




Touch


I started watching a new show on Fox called Touch. It stars Keifer Sutherland as the father of a child who is described as special needs. The kid doesn't talk, can't be touched and essentially doesn't communicate. Kiefer accidentally discove (READ MORE)




Data Driven


So yesterday I got the software needed to download my pump. This morning I dug in to the package ready to download. By the way, the user guide for this software is 110 pages! That's crazy.

 

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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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