I have jousted and juggled with Type 1 diabetes since January 25, 1965, at 5:35pm EST. It’s been quite a journey … lots of ups and downs, in every way you can imagine.
The last several years have been bumpy, with a bunch of hospitalization, none related to diabetes. But being in a hospital has been quite an eye-opener. I wrote a book and have been talking to whoever will listen about being a Prepared T1D.
I’m fascinated with all the new technologies and the DIY communities … indeed,
I’ve been a DIY Looper since 2016. So appreciative of those working so hard to make our lives better! I run one of the Facebook groups helping T1Ds learn to “drive” the Loop: check out FB: Loop and Learn. And I’ve hosted many interviews with significant researchers, developers, and community leaders: Check out our YouTube Channel: Loop and Learn.
I live with my wonderful, supportive and intense husband, Richard, who is very involved and caring, plus my very adorable dog, Hey Buddy, a Westie and (she believes) he is an old soul, very hands-on (or is that paws-on). We recently lost my precious little Bon Bon, a Lhasa Apso … she redefined cute and sweetness every day.