Diabetic Life – Insurance Companies…

When an insulin pen that typically lasts 10-12 days has to last 15 because insurance companies like to go on power trips…

BUT…

Your AWESOME diabetic team basically calls em up and gets it all situated for you, saying under no circumstances should ANY diabetic, much less one 36 weeks pregnant (thus battling some pretty raging hormones, if you catch my drift…) be “rationing” their remaining insulin, so you go in and happily pick up your supply a few days later, instead of needing to ration your insulin.

There’s a lot that can be said here but rather than get into the fuckery of insurance and their red tape/regulations, I’m choosing to focus on the power of COMMUNICATION. By communicating my situation to my team, they were able to advocate and find a solution for me, happily, as that is their job and what they are paid to do. They wield more power than we the consumers do, so let them help!

Do not “suffer in silence” – speak up and let someone help you; there is always a way!

Baby Registry HELP!

Calling all moms and dads!

What’s a MUST HAVE baby registry item?

What’s something absolutely NOT necessary?

I’m trying to get mine done ahead of vacation, and as most of you know, the process can be overwhelming, so help a girl out!

Thursday Thoughts – It takes STRENGTH to ask for help

She’s referring to depression, here. And she’s right! Talking to someone, asking for help, admitting you aren’t feeling happy or like yourself… NONE of these things are signs of weakness.

It takes a TREMENDOUS amount of strength to share what’s going on, to admit you aren’t happy and need help.

If YOU need someone to talk to, or just someone who will listen, I am always here. No judgment, just compassion and a friendly shoulder to lean on, because life is tough and we are all in this together.

You matter, your feelings matter, and your life matters 💕

Thankful Thursday – Type 1 Diabetes treatment

I am STUNNED.

I had blood work today, 3 months after we began treating me as a Type 1 Diabetic, after treating as a Type 2 the previous 8+ years.

It’s been a LONG TIME since I left my doctors office happy and feeling positive! 😊

As a Type 2, I was doing everything right (but not perfectly), and it was actually making me worse… consistently boosting my numbers and well, to say that was defeating and frustrating wouldn’t even begin to cover it.

And I’ll admit to serious resistance to treat as Type 1 because as I have been very open about, the idea of more needles/injections was absolutely nauseating.

But I agreed to give it a try because, while I hate to use the word ‘desperation’, that’s what my attempts to get my Diabetes under control had become, and I honestly couldn’t stand that.

The bad results despite my efforts were stressing me out, which was making said results even worse. It was a vicious cycle and I finally recognized I couldn’t keep doing this hamster wheel junk.

And my first visit since we changed my course of treatment (a month into the new treatment), I wasn’t too impressed BUT I did decide I was going to trust my DOCTOR when he told me to trust my BODY – that this period of adjustment was both necessary and normal; that my body was doing what it needed to do.

(And it was HARD to trust the process… but believe it or not, I can DO hard things!)

I went in today expecting bad numbers because honestly, October kicked my ass; my stress levels were through the roof and I ate every ounce of my emotions.

But here, today, he gave me my lowest numbers in over 4 years. He gave me a number that, while still having room for improvement, has me sitting pretty as a controlled Diabetic… and that’s what I have longed for, that’s what I have been working towards for YEARS.

It’s still work, on my end… day in, day out. But the takeaway here, for me, is it’s important to stay open minded and be willing to go out of your comfort zone to do what’s best for yourself. You are worth that.

Sometimes it’s what you resist the most that can also HELP you the most!

Superfood Saturday

When you find something that helps you get your health on track, why wouldn’t you share that? That is all I do, I share what has been working for me. I’m sure it doesn’t work for everybody, because we are all so vastly different, but it does work for me.

It’s not a FIX, because you don’t FIX Diabetes, but it does help me keep those cravings under control, it does give me a cleaner option to satisfy a sweet tooth craving, and it does give me the energy I need to power through my intense workouts followed by full, busy days.

You don’t know what it could do for you until you give it an honest try – if you are ready to do that, let’s connect!

Join my next support and accountability group!

Spring is coming, which means summer is right around the corner. How are you doing with your health and wellness goals?

Could you use some support and accountability? Would you find value in recipes, tips, motivation, daily fitness challenges, and other fun stuff like that?

We are carrying over our awesome February group into March and renaming it from Feel Good February to March Into Wellness – so we take the amazing energy and momentum into March with us.

We have a great vibe, supportive and fun, encouraging yet realistic, we share the good, the bad, and the ugly… we are a fit family and we want YOU to join us!

You may RSVP here and I will get in touch with you!

 

 

Calling all Nutritionists

Do I have any readers that have gotten certified in Nutrition? I have been wanting to go back to school and get credentials/knowledge in nutrition, one because it fascinates me, two because I feel like it would help me and my Diabetes, and I also feel it would help me help others, which, if you have been paying attention, is what I am all about; that’s my happy place.

But there are so many different ones, and it gets so confusing… I don’t want to do all that work to have it not count for anything, do you know what I mean?

I would love to chat with someone who has been there/gone through it – is this you?