On #day1 of #Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m wearing blue + ready to #FallBack my pump, tester, and #dexcom CGM receiver tonight before 2am! #happynovember #diabetesblue
Since it’s the last day of November, here is my 30 day collection of November’s Diabetes Awareness Month “Photo-a-Day!” Enjoy all in one blog post! Click through to see all pictures…and more!
#day1 – Past.
Throwback to when Jackie and I won the the Most Caring Young American Award in Washington, D.C. Such an honor for the Diabetic Angels and us to be recognized.
During a trip to Nashville, I had to change my site in the car because when I checked my blood sugar, it was so high and i discovered that my pump had come out and I hadn’t been delivering insulin for the whole morning. Not fun, but a new experience! Changing my site in the car! 🙂
Grabbing a snack while the four of us rollerbladed in Newport Beach, California!
#day4 #day20 #day19 #proud #healthy #chronic
Celebrating 20 years of good health and living with a chronic disease.
Jackie and I speaking on the stops of the Capitol advocating the need for more funding for diabetes research.
#day6 #day9 #relationship #support
The relationship the four of us in MJ2 is so special! Having the support from my sister, mother, and aunt means the world to me, and I cherish that every day!!!
The Diabetic Angels is an organization we formed when we were in 4th grade after experiencing discrimination…and the Diabetic Angels were created to help reduce the ignorance and fear…and to teach our friends and family about diabetes, how to use glucagon, what to do in an emergency, and so many other things. We’ve gone from fax machines to a website since we’ve started, and we will continue to forge ahead until there’s a cure!
Getting some exercise and rollerblading with my family!
Playing guitar on stage with my family…LOVE!
Working on a new MJ2 song….always songwriting, practicing, learning, and rehearsing!
Helping spread awareness when Jackie and I were on Good Morning America for several GMA Video Diaries when we were younger…showing people what it’s like to live with diabetes on a daily basis.
My latest a1c!!!! 7.2!!! SO HAPPY about this! It’s been a stressful few years and my a1c’s have been higher than I wanted, so 7.2 is a huge step in the right direction!
Well….sometimes when I poke my finger, 2 holes decide to bleed. So i made a smiley face and saw the bright side of this weird moment!
Meeting Kerri Morrone-Sparling in New York City, she is such an inspiration to me and a huge part of the “DOC” (Diabetic Online Community)
Pure frustration when you find out your site came out at the Rodeo…when you’re not home or have an extra supply of insulin. Not cool.
Celebrating my “20th Diabetic Anniversary” with something sweet!!!
HAPPY about my blood sugar being 98 when I was at the beach, PURE JOY RIGHT THERE!
The night before I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.
This is a drawing my sister drew when we were in grade school…..the picture says it all.
#day26 #day28 #healthcare #necessary
The necessary healthcare supplies I need every day.
My future is to be cured of diabetes.