About Me:
Type 1 Diabetic for over 20 years. I have a diabetic pump and am working on improving my A1C. I have three different blogs, a diabetic blog, a general blog and a blog that focuses on some of my weirder interests. I love to travel, experience new things, eat, drink way too much coffee, do arts and crafts, watch movies, read and listen to music. I love clothes and collecting things. Been married 8 years, have a slightly evil cat, and the most awesome dog ever. When I have time, I'm also an attorney. Thanks for checking out my blog and please follow it! If you have any questions or person comments, please feel free to email me at jillian.esq@gmail.com  

About This Blog:
This blog is my daily thoughts, insights, discoveries, musings, and struggles with my type 1 diabetes.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmute disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. To stay alive, people with type 1 diabetes require daily injections of insulin. While insulin injection allows a type 1 diabetic to stay alive, it is not a cure for diabetes. Diabetics, even with tight control of their disease face the possibility of diabetes devastating effects; kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack, stroke and pregnancy complications. Even with good control of diabetes through daily blood tests, insulin injections and a healthy diet, there are many other factors that can adversely affect efforts to control blood sugar: stress, hormones, physical activity, medication, illness/infection and fatigue.As many as 3 million Americans may have type 1 diabetes and every year, more than 30,000 children and adults, 80 per day, are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the US. But for as many people who have diabetes, type 1 diabetics only make up 5-10% of all the diabetics, the remaining 90-95% have type 2 diabetes.

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