Me and my diabetes, we’re always dressed for St. Paddy’s Day 😀
Happy Green Day to you all!
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I am a Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetic. I was diagnosed with diabetes at 9 years old – 25 years later, I have never been healthier. I credit a lot of that health to my running, as well as my love for cycling and hiking. This is my journey.
BG: blood glucose
INSULIN PUMP: a medical device that delivers insulin without requiring multiple needle injections a day
BOLUS: rapid-acting insulin used to balance BG levels when eating, or when the levels are above normal range
BASAL: "background" insulin that acts almost like a pancreas in the fact that small doses are delivered throughout the day (with the pump) to manage normal daily BG fluctuations
HGa1C: average blood glucose reading over a three-month period