About Me

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was 14 and now have a daughter with Type 1, as well. My husband was diagnosed with Type 2 the same day as my daughter. We are a poster family for finding a cure.

I am a communications professional and am a zealous advocate for lots of things, including living a full life, where diabetes is like brushing your teeth. Overall happiness is my top priority.

My daughter is in high school now, which injects a lot of interesting new challenges. I'm anxious to share and happy to receive advice.

Much of my past posts are about trials for new diabetes related products.

Stay tuned and please share your thoughts in the comment sections of my posts!


Melinda said...

I am interested to hear how you like the sensor you are testing.
I hope it is accurate. I have the CGM Revel and I am okay with it but not thrilled. Too finicky if you have a high reading.
I have had Type 1 for 52 years, and was diagnosed at age five. Would love to hear more from your blog.
I have two sons, ages 16 and 21. I am the only PWD in my family.
I share your attitude about diabetes, in that I try to deal with it as life comes along. I do not let it exist as an excuse for anything. Period.

Anonymous said...

I'd be interested how someone that deals with Type 1 & Type 2 feels about this. I'm tired of all the civil war between types and think this might help because the media has inadvertently tied the name Diabetes to T2 which will likely not change. Giving T1 a distinct name, not just a number might help all this confusion and identity loss. I saw your blog and wanted to share with you. Nearly 2,000 signatures in under 2 weeks - We are moms of Type 1 children who have filed a petition to revise the names of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to more accurately reflect the nature of each disease. We tried to do this in a way that benefits both the Type 1 and Type 2 communities. We sincerely hope that we have accomplished our goal to make this petition benefit all of us. Please click on the link below to view our petition on and please read it in its entirety before passing any judgement.
We respect your opinion if you choose not to support the petition. We apologize if we have offended anyone in any way with the language or purpose expressed in our petition. We truly tried to look at our petition from the position of all within the diabetes community and it was certainly not our intent to dismiss anyone's feelings or needs. We thank supporters, and non-supporter alike, in advance for taking the time to read and consider our petition.
Thank you,
Jeanette Collier & Jamie Perez

Wendy Morgan said...

Howdy Jeanette and Jamie,

I signed your petition for a couple reasons. 1. Why not. 2. My own kiddo has hidden her diabetes in middle school, which I think is pretty dangerous. A few close friends know, but most don't and that is because she doesn't want to have to explain the difference between the two. She says they just don't understand.

Also, if I bring out my pump or CGM in a meeting or while talking to someone, I almost always have to explain that no, this isn't type 2, it's type 1 and you know how the story rolls.

I am not certain a name change would happen for both diseases, but I could see type 1 being updated since less folks are afflicted and there is little perception we exist in the media. Interested to see how this turns out.

Good luck!


DavyB said...

Probably best to describe T1 as auto-immune and T2 as Insulin Resistance Diabetes

Anonymous said...

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