Thursday, February 9, 2012

Unity in the T1 Community

I tell you this social media thing has a way of MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. Mission: Wikipedia commences NOW... My mission, yes, I chose to accept it, is to help out some T1 friends in getting her website listed on Wikipedia. We're not entirely sure it'll work but hey--come up with a nifty catchphrase like Unity in the T1 Community and I'm ALL IN... So if you're up for some informational information (ha) check out this wonderfully new and exciting website called Type 1 Diabetes Awareness at:

There's a cute little logo and everything!!

Did I mention what they are doing for us T1's? Should I? Oh, indeed!!! is a website that was started in November 2011 that aims to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes. The tag line is Bringing Unity to the Type 1 Community. The website is managed by an individual with a connection to type 1 diabetes. The website is not affiliated with any medical organization nor does it give medical advice. Although only 5-10% of all diabetics have type 1, that still makes up millions of people all over the world that have this autoimmune disease.
The website prides itself on having accurate information. It offers a forums section where several type 1 related topics are listed which is beneficial to those that live with this disease on a daily basis. It provides those an outlet to discuss very important topics.
Managing type 1 diabetes can costs hundreds of dollars each month without health insurance. Unfortunately, many people can not afford it and need help. The website also offers a programs/info section that directs those in need on where to find assistance with insulin, blood glucose meters and test strips, blood ketone meters, lancing devices, assistance for those on an insulin pump, and information about type 1 diabetes. There is also a pump comparison chart listed to help those trying to find the right insulin pump.
The purpose of this website is to bring people with type 1 diabetes together as well as their families and friends. It is a place to learn and share real life experiences with others that understand. The website also promotes awareness of type 1 diabetes.


Amazing Wonders Aviation, VBS 2012!

I know it SEEMS early to be thinking VBS...but the VBS crew just returned from the Nashville kickoff for 2012!! I didn't get to attend but the excitement was infectious and I am already starting to figure out when rehearsals need to start, the Order of Worship for each night, puppet skits and GAMES!!! This is going to be --well--A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

D-Mom is hosting a Giveaway!!

Just to let you know that D-Mom Blog is giving away a Sugar Medical Supply bag and until 2/28/12 you can receive 15% off when you use her code of DMOM15.

I'm trying to win one for my brother, since he's got so much more to carry around than I do...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Someone might think that I've made a typo. My phone seems to think this is how Diabetes is spelled. I have a "Swipe" keyboard function on my phone which means I can put my finger on the first letter of word and swipe to the next letters to spell them out rather than to touch every individual letter. Quite convenient--

--when it knows what I'm trying to say. Diabetes; not doabetes. Or is it?

I tend to think that phone knows what I'm doing. I'm Doing A'Betes! I'm doing this every day of my life. I'm living it. I'm managing it--whatever that means. But I AM doing it.

I think there are some major happenings on the bend for me and my fight in diabetes. I think that God has graced me with the gift of encouragement. I've seen so many hearts hardened by this disease--with good reason--but there are so many pluses that I believe are being swept by the wayside. When we push aside the blessings of our situation we fail to recognize God himself. "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Cor. 2:9

I cannot pretend to know what God is doing in His work in me right now, but I do know this. He IS working and guiding and leading and I pray that I am following in the right way. In this, I know He will be honored.