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Type 1 Diabetic Blogs – Latest Posts from the Web

You are NOT alone. This page is a useful tool for browsing the latest blog posts being made by type 1 diabetics across the web. In the main column, read updates from type 1 diabetes blogs and use the left side of the page to access each type 1 diabetic blogger’s profile and their latest blog posts.
*Note:  MevsDiabetes does not necessarily endorse the opinions found in the posts shown here or on the corresponding web sites. Suggest a blog.
All Bloggers (34)Alexis
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Justice’s Misbehaving Pancreas

Alissa
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Juvenile Diabetes

Amy
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Too Sweet

Ashley
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The Delicate Balance

Bernard
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Diabetes Daily

Brian
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D-Dad

Cara
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Every Day Every Hour Every Minute

Hallie
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The Princess and the Pump

Holly
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Arnold and Me

Jacquie
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Typical Type 1

Jill
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Diabetes Sweeties

Karen
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Bitter Sweet

Kelly
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Naturally Sweet

Kelly
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Diabetesaliciousness

Kerri
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Six Until Me

Kevin
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Me vs Diabetes

Kim
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Texting My Pancreas

Lee Ann
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The Butter Compartment

Leighann
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D-Mom Blog

Lilly
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Wife of Type 1 Diabetic

Lorraine
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This is Caleb…

Michael
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The Diabetic’s Corner Booth

Misty
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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

S
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Day to Day With a Diabetic

Sandy
Sandy
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A Diabetic Spouse

Sarah
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Insulin, Glucose and Test Strips

Sarah Jane
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Sarahndipity

Scott
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Scott’s Diabetes

Scott
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Arden’s Day

Scully
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Canadian D-gal

Suzi
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Laughter and Tears

Tom’s Wife
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Wife of a Diabetic 2

Valerie
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Type 1 With Tyler

Valerie
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The dLife

Sandy
Sandy – “A Diabetic Spouse”
Sandy met her husband Vince when he was in his early 20s. At the time, she barely knew what diabetes was, let alone all of the things that go into managing the disease. Diagnosed when he was only 6-months-old after falling into a diabetic coma, Vince knows nothing of life without diabetes. Sandy watched him take his daily shots and slowly began to learn about diabetes. Her understanding of the harsh realities of type 1 deepened after Vince developed complications when he was in his mid-twenties. He developed retinopathy and has had numerous laser sugeries on both eyes and vitrectomy surgery on his right eye. He developed neuropathy in his arms and legs, and deals with extreme pain, numbness and muscle weakness. He takes multiple medications to help with nerve pain. After turning 30, Sandy and Vince confronted the reality that due to his complications, he could no longer work. He applied for social security disability and was approved a year later. Visit Sandy’s Blog: “A Diabetic Spouse”.

Latest Posts by Sandy
Sandy
I Know I Wouldn’t Believe Me…
Something happened. It was strange. I know if someone told me this I would think they were crazy!! No way that could be true. Must be in their head. Well, here is what happened. In the past I have experienced tingling in my big toes when laying in bed off and on. It is strange and uncomfortable but… Read More
Sandy
Carelink Is Great
This is a wonderful tool that Minimed offers with their pump. We can track the trends and try to correct them before the A1C check up!Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4… Read More
Sandy
A Great Thing!
Could the day come when I can leave Vince alone overnight or for a long period of time without too much worry? Honestly, it depends on a lot of factors, however, it seems we are getting one step closer to this becoming a reality. This new device that is in the early stages of being created would… Read More
Sandy
A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words
This is what my Sunday mornings consist of. Getting the pills ready for a new week. Between medications and necessary vitamins, you can see this is a job and a half. It scares me to see it all in this picture. The insulin and pump accessories are not even shown. But this is what is needed in order… Read More
Sandy
Not always pretty
I wanted to show a not so great 24 hour shot of Vince’s numbers. Seems he is battling highs again. Hopefully it doesn’t last!Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4… Read More
Sandy
The Battle
Numbers have been pretty good lately. Well as far as the highs go. The problem when your numbers run good is that you tend to battle more lows, which we are. As you can see this one dipped fast. Just about an hour before, he was 165 and just as we finished dinner, the low alarm rang. Fingerstick… Read More
Sandy
The Cold Has Come
Well, fall is here. I woke up to a 50 degree morning and Vince woke up with a cold. This seems to always happen to him when the weather changes. Hopefully it doesn’t hit him to hard. Here is a shot of the last 12 hours. Not to bad. Hopefully it continues!Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4Published… Read More
Sandy
Think We Are On To Something!
I am putting my new Smartphone to good use! Gives you a chance to see all the numbers I talk about. Vince’s site is still on his leg and readings have been very good. Highs and lows will never go away, but there seems to be less lately. I am still hoping this just isn’t a phase.  Here is a… Read More
Sandy
CGM: Not Always Perfectly Accurate But Still A Blessing
This morning as I looked at Vince’s pump before leaving for work, the following appeared before me:  Although this looks great, my sixth sense of detecting low reactions has now broadened to including when not to trust the CGM completely. I went ahead and did a finger stick to double check… Read More
Sandy
Hoping It Lasts!
It seems that since changing Vince’s pump site to his thigh, his numbers have improved. Could his stomach be that scared that it was not allowing for proper absorption? In the last 24 hours, he has stayed steady in the lower 100’s and only peaked to 160 after meals. I can’t believe the difference!… Read More
Sandy
It’s That Time Again!
Today was Vince’s three month Endocrinologist check up. All blood work was taken and the results are in. Kidneys, liver, cholesterol, and blood pressure numbers are all fantastic! Vitamin D level is still lower than recommended however. This is something that is very commonly seen in diabetics…. Read More
Sandy
In The Dark
Could something like a hurricane affect Vince’s Diabetes? Maybe, maybe not. It would have depended if Diabetes decided to cooperate. So did it with Hurricane Irene? Yes and No. Never a straight answer with Diabetes, is it?     When the worst of the storm was over, on Sunday, Vince was… Read More
Sandy
Giving Vince Credit
We have been working on how we can relieve some of my stress and how Vince can make himself feel needed and useful again. It’s so hard when you are as young as him (now 31) and you are so limited. This isn’t how he ever imagined his life, or mine for that matter. In fact, off the subject a little… Read More
Sandy
Disaster Avoided
Yesterday was a site and sensor change day. At around 7:30PM, off came the old site and sensor and inserted were fresh new ones. About two hours later the sensor was calibrated and Vince was good to go for aprox 6 hours until the next calibration time. Around 3:30AM I awoke to the beeps. I nudged… Read More
Sandy
Doctor’s Visits: The Good and the Bad
Today was a day full of doctor visits. We started bright and early at the eye doctor for Vince’s three month check up. Everything checked out good and they said Vince’s left eye (the better of the two) has actually slightly improved, going from 20/40 to 20/30 since his visit 3 months ago. The right… Read More
Sandy
A Second Black Bag
Vince and I have decided that it would be a good idea to have more of a back up plan on hand while out and about. I don’t think we need it most of the time, but that one time we do, we would be glad we had it. I am not a fan of keeping diabetic supplies and snacks in the car due to the extreme… Read More
Sandy
Life In A Bag
It’s 11:30PM and Vince and I are on our way to the airport to pick up my mom whose flight that was supposed to arrive at the decent hour of 6:30PM was cancelled and she was put on this late night flight. It’s way past my “bedtime” and I have to get up for work early in the morning. I am… Read More
Sandy
Where Did That Come From?
As I drove home from work, a thought crept into my mind. A thought that I have worked very hard to push far away as much as possible. It was the “what if Vince dies” thought. I am not sure where this came from today. I had a decent day at work. No episodes at home with Vince. But still, as I drove… Read More
Sandy
Ummm…
I just have to post about how disorganized our government can be. Vince just got a jury duty notice. Do they not check the disability records before sending these out? Now, it is up to us to call and explain that he cannot attend because he is disabled? I sure hope that is an excusable reason! This… Read More
Sandy
I just sit in silence…
I sit out back of Vince’s nephews new house as we celebrate with a housewarming party. It’s 95 degrees out but there is a lot of trees of shade and a breeze and it was so peaceful. What a beautiful house and private yard to BBQ in! As Vince and I talk with one of his brothers, and a couple that… Read More
Sandy
Minimed Enlite Sensor
A fellow blogger told me about a new version of the minimed sensor called Enlite. It is supposed to be easier to insert than the current sensor for the minimed CGM. After researching it, it seems that it is not yet available in the US. Here’s to hoping that it will come soon! It is inserted at a 90… Read More
Sandy
Made to the weekend! Whew!
I have been looking forward to my weekends very much so lately. I have not been sleeping too well due to Vince being in pain at night along with blood sugar lows at the same time. I am feeling very overwhelmed and not getting good sleep is not helping the situation. Vince has also been having a… Read More
Sandy
Feeling a little dumb at the moment…
Okay, I admit it. I had no idea about sugar alcohol. I have not asked Vince about it yet, but I will have to see if he is aware of it. I googled it and I think I understand it to be a type of sugar that is absorbed less…? so now it seems that even sugar free has sugar in it? I am a little… Read More
Sandy
Sugar Free Does Not Equal Insulin Free
While at the grocery store recently, I picked up one of our more favorable sugar free cookies. They taste pretty good and I don’t even mind eating them myself. I thought this was another good way to show how sugar and carbs affect glucose levels and insulin usage. Although these cookies are sugar… Read More
Sandy
The Floyd’s Are Getting Organized!
As we get situated in our new home, we have found new ways to be organized. One thing we thought would be helpful is a written schedule of when Vince’s insulin pump and sensor needs to be changed. Since this is something that I have to assist him with, it is important to stay on schedule, so that… Read More
Sandy
Beep Beep
It’s 4AM once again and what do I hear??? Beeeeppppp!!!!!! Let me back up for a minute. It’s 1AM and I wake up looking for Vince. I go to the living room to find him and he is about to come to bed. Fast forward back to 4AM again. Beep Beep. Low predicted is on the screen with a number that I… Read More
Sandy
We Broke The Rules
It’s 4AM. Beep Beep Beep. Are you kidding me?? I am starting the bad habit again of ignoring the CGM beeping at night since we have had so many false alarms when he is holding steady around 80-90. Nights are tough for Vince. They always have been. He runs high all the time during the night. It… Read More
Sandy
Moved with D along for the ride
So, I am finally back. It’s been about a week or maybe more since I have posted. We moved into a bigger place and although it was literally around the corner, it was still a move and still annoying. We spent a month packing, had lots of awesome family members who offered to help and the move went… Read More
Sandy
Is That The Sun Coming Up?
It’s 4:30AM and the beeping wakes me once again. Vince isn’t responding to it and for some reason I cannot turn on the backlight. I get up and turn on the light and take a look. Low battery. Ugh. So I get up, get a new one and change it. Vince is completely out and not acting right. I try talking… Read More
Sandy
1 or 2 ?
I have to say I think Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes should have completely different names. They are completely different diseases! Too many times do they get grouped together incorrectly. Can you reverse your diabetes with diet? Sure! I personally know people who have. But there is one… Read More

Visit Sandy’s Blog at “A Diabetic Spouse”
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