At the end of February, I got my quarterly A1c test which came back at 5.6. Since I was diagnosed about five years ago, my A1c has fluctuated between 5.3 and 5.7, so my most recent reading was a typical one for me.
That said, my fasting blood sugars have been creeping a little higher than usual. Usually when this … Read more
It’s always interesting talking with people about my situation. The average non-diabetic has heard of diabetes, but what they believe as truth sometimes makes me laugh.
No I Will Not Pass Out…
I remember being at a restaurant one time and telling a waiter that I was a type 1 diabetic so I needed to be careful about what I … Read more
First off, thank you everyone for your support with my blog post from last month. It was great hearing everyone’s support of my 5 year milestone of staying off of medication as a type 1 diabetic. I appreciated all the kind words.
The Freestyle Libre
Last summer when I had my annual endocrinologist appointment, he mentioned some new technology on … Read more
The Holidays are a very fun time that I’ve always enjoyed. However, back in 2013 I received the news that I had type 1 diabetes right before New Years, which wasn’t a fun way to start the year.
Early on soon after diagnosis, each day was stressful while I was trying to understand the disease and drastically modify my diet … Read more
4 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS WITH NO MEDICATION OR INSULIN INJECTIONS AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
This month I wanted to change things up a little. Instead of the typical focus on my journey managing T1D without medication, I thought it was a good time for a 2nd guest blog post from my wife!
I’m very proud of Amanda as … Read more
4 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS WITH NO MEDICATION OR INSULIN INJECTIONS AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
I thought a good blog post would be to summarize the key resources that I’ve learned from over the past five years. Many of the resources are what I studied during my first year following my type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis when I was … Read more
4 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS WITH NO MEDICATION OR INSULIN INJECTIONS AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
I recently started a new job about 5 months ago, and times have gotten a little more stressful. Everything is going great, but my stress levels has definitely been a little higher than they used to be.
Stress levels, accompanied with more business lunches, … Read more
4 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS WITH NO MEDICATION OR INSULIN INJECTIONS AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
The Annual Endocrinologist (“Endo”) Visit
Last month was my annual endocrinologist visit. Typically these are fairly interesting conversations, but this time was a little less eventful. That said, my doctor did have some recommendations of certain diabetes management solutions that have come onto the … Read more
4 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS WITH NO MEDICATION OR INSULIN INJECTIONS AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
Back to the Most Magical Place on Earth
Well, I just got back from my second visit to the most magical place on earth, Disney World! It was a great vacation with my entire family including my wife and two kids but also my … Read more
4 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS WITH NO MEDICATION OR INSULIN INJECTIONS AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
Well, I’ve almost surpassed the 4.5 year mark of living medication free as a type 1 diabetic. It has been a tough road, but I couldn’t be happier where my life is. Yes, it’s certainly not fun living with this disease, but I have … Read more