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Type 1 Diabetes Looks Like Me

April 3, 2019 in Diabetic Diva - No Comments


T1D looks like teamwork.  It’s not just me in this fight, it’s my husband, my daughter, my family, my friends, and my coworkers.  They all contribute and help me in their own ways.

T1D looks like strength.

T1D looks like friendship.

T1D looks like insulin in the butter compartment of the refrigerator.

T1D looks like a juice box that has saved my life before.

T1D looks like thousands of blood sugar checks, injections, and infusion set changes.

T1D looks like courage.

T1D looks like the Medic Alert bracelet that I’ve worn since I was 3.

T1D looks like always having a plan.  Even if that plan is to fly by the seat of my pants sometimes.

T1D looks like perserverance.

T1D looks like a delicate life support system that I have to manage every single minute of every single day.  No days off, no sick days, no vacation days.

T1D looks like the callouses on my finger tips.

T1D looks like crumpled up Starburst wrappers on my nightstand when I wake up…..a reminder of the low I had the night before.

T1D looks like defying the odds.  Pushing yourself to excel.  Shattering glass ceilings.

T1D looks like the extra carry-on bag that I have when we travel just for my pump supplies and insulin.

T1D looks like my daughter who knows how to get Mama’s bg meter, glucose tabs, and call Daddy if Mama passes out.

T1D looks like the miles I run every day.  Despite the fact that I have diabetes.  Despite the fact that my oncologist said I wouldn’t be able to run again.

T1D looks like the bottom of my purse that is littered with test strips, candy wrappers, and random infusion sets.

T1D looks like the look of concern on my husband’s face when I tell him I don’t feel well.

T1D looks like me testing my bg at a restaurant and the waitress notices and shares with me that they have “Sugar Free” Syrup for my pancakes.

T1D looks like hope.

T1D looks like……me.


Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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Hi Y'all! I’m Jaime, a proud working mama, author, girl boss and wifey to an ultra-adorable husband. I am a huge book nerd, I drink coffee like my life depends on it, and run on dry shampoo and Amazon Prime. Leopard print is my favorite color. I am a story teller at heart and this blog is a virtual scrapbook of our crazy beautiful life. I'm a Type One Diabetic and our little warrior princess Callie is a lower limb amputee. By sharing how we’ve chosen to flourish in the garden we’ve been planted in, we hope you can take some small nuggets of hope, inspiration, and laughter. We are so grateful that you’ve found us—welcome to the fam. We embrace our perfectly imperfect lives and don’t let the doctor’s appointments, spreadsheets, speaking engagements, 10th birthday parties to plan, housework or date nights overwhelm us. Those things are just the beautiful reminders of all the blessings in our lives. Read More



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