A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

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Tips for Navigating Your Type 1 Diagnosis

If you are new to type 1, this is for you. You didn’t ask for type 1 and it certainly didn’t arrive with much notice.  I am sorry for all the change going on now. Life isn’t a straight line and some angles don’t come with much warning. Type 1 is one of those! While it...

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Novolog Results

Last week, my Endocrinologist provided a sample of Novolog so I could compare results to Humalog. I tried Novolog twenty years ago when it was the chosen (read less cost) fast acting insulin provided by my medical insurance plan.  It’s the same situation now.  Anyway,...

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Endo Visit results

Doctor visits went well this week.  The first on Wednesday was more of a walk in ... get the second shingles vaccine ... and walk out.  Felt puny the first night, but better the next day.  The nurse said that the reaction to the second shot is usually milder if the...

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Prep for Endo Visit

This week is full of doctors visits.  Tomorrow I get the second (and final) shingles vaccine.  Not real excited as the first one had more pain that other vaccines I've had, including tenanus & covid.  Oh well ... a little short term pain for long term protection...

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26 Years together!

26 years ago today Kendra and I tied the knot in St. Louis.  I am so grateful for our love and relationship.  I am honored to be married to her, her kindness and generosity, patience (especially with me) and difference she makes with our family and others. Honey,...

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Acceptance. That’s the other word that I believe describes how to live well with type 1 Wikipedia says acceptance is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to...

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... is the one (of two) words that describe (what I believe) are essential to living well with type 1.  Let's take a closer look at the meaning of resilience. It's an adjective - used to describe a person place or thing. And that person it's describing ... is us. As...

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Sick day … oh those blood sugar levels!

Came home from work on Friday not feeling well. Went out to dinner with Kendra, Connor and the Groovers.  I wasn't hungry, split a reuben with Connor and barely ate my half.  Came home and didn't feel right. Blood sugar was 255 - and I don't do 255!  Bolused to get it...

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Changing It Up

Grounding Yoga & Meditation:  Morning stretch; silent breath and body Mindfulness:  burgers on grill for company pot luck luncheon (great temps!) Gratitude:  conversations with coworkers during pot luck luncheon (first after pandemic) July 2, 2021 Daily Changing...

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Best Practices #2: Friends & Family (The Support)

Living life with diabetes has been better when family was close.  This includes the first fifteen years of my diabetes when I lived at home before graduating from high school.  By today’s standards, those years of managing diabetes were primitive (one shot a day, no...

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About Reed

1st Insulin Prescription Label
50 yr. Joslin Medal

This Is Not Medical Advice

This site shares my learning & observations over 50 years of living with type 1 diabetes. At the top of that list is that diabetes is unique and requires a relationship between a patient and medical professional to develop a personalized treatment plan. One size does not fit all and nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice!