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Carissa ✈️  Wandering through life & the world with T1 diabetes || Nurse, wife, eternal optimist. Made in 🇺🇸 💭 Bali, South America 🐶: @winstontheaussiedoodle

#wheresyoursitewednesday comin' at you from North Mountain. 🌵 It was the first day we've had temperatures in the 70s so I just had to get outside. I've been sick this week and this illness is kicking my butt. I actually don't feel that bad anymote but it's been so hard to manage my blood sugars. I've been increasing my long-acting insulin and the amount of Humalog I'm taking has almost doubled. .
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Figured a little sunset hike would help increase my insulin sensitivity (basically make it work better). Turns out hiking is good for the soul and the blood sugars. 😊 What helps you when you're not feeling well and having a hard time wrangling the blood sugars? .
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Bad vibes allowed.
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I read something the other day about how 'good vibes only' isn't a reality and I'm really feeling that today. Don't get me wrong I'm a positive person and I believe in looking for the best in situations but sometimes you just have a bad day. I wholeheartedly believe in looking on the bright side, but I also believe in being true to yourself. I think it's good to acknowledge and allow yourself to feel bad sometimes, whatever you're going through. If you're feeling bad or mad or sad or angry or frustrated--it's okay to let yourself feel it.
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I've been frustrated the last couple of days because I've been fighting off this cold and my blood sugars are super unhappy about it. And then I fall into the trap of, welp if my blood sugar is already bad I guess I can eat whatever I want, making me feel physically worse and a little ashamed. But I know that a bad day is just that: one day. 24 hours. It's okay to have a bad day today and I know tomorrow will be better. Let yourself feel how you feel and sit with that but know that sitting with it doesn't mean you have to stay there. Bad vibes allowed, good vibes coming soon. 🙄😊
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I had an amazing time at the American Diabetes Association Type 1 summit! I really enjoyed hosting a workshop on traveling with T1. I love being able to share my experience and learn from other's what has and hasn't worked for them. My biggest take away from the workshop is if you can dream it, you can do it! That's what this photo represents for me. I really believe that if you're passionate about something, you can make it a reality. .
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There's a lot of stuff about traveling on my blog (link in bio), but some other take-aways from my workshop were:
1. TSA is annoyingly inconsistent. Most insulin pumps can't be x-rayed and you have the right to keep your insulin pump on and get a pat-down (and carry a doctor's note just in case). There's also a cool thing called TSA cares (a number you can call ahead of time to have a person meet you and help you through security)
2. To put your diabetes electronics in a waterproof bag when near the ocean, and not get so overly excited about sea shells that you get everything wet and ruin your insulin pump and CGM.
3. That some parts of culture are experienced through foods and it's worth the carbs.
4. And that walking around a city, hiking or backpacking will increase your insulin sensitivity and you'll probably need to lower your basal insulin by temp basaling on a pump or decreasing Lantus/Levemir/Tresiba.
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All in all it was a great day. I love when groups of diabetics can come together for community and bonding!
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Have you signed up for the Type 1 Summit yet? There's still time! This Saturday Sept. 15th, the American Diabetes Association is holding a summit: a day of education, support and resources. Whether you're newly diagnosed, have been diabetic, or support someone wih diabetes, there's something there for you! Youth, familes and adults are welcome. It's held in Mesa and only costs $10 per person (kids are free). The sign up link is in my bio.
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What's with the photo, you might ask? I'll be hosting a workshop on Traveling with Type 1 diabetes. This is the photo for my slide entitled "The story of how I dropped all of my diabetes supplies in the ocean..." I hope to see you there so I can tell you the whole story and share what I've learned traveling with diabetes. There's going to be a lot of awesome workshops. My friend Blake at @blueriseadventures is doing a Webinar workshop on managing diabetes in the great outdoors. .
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Happy 3 year anniversary to my juice-box hero!
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I love how we complement each other. I bring energy and sponteneity. And you help ground me, and help me take all of my grand dreams and plans and turn them into something real. .
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Thank you for going on crazy adventures with me. Thanks for carrying more than your share of the weight, even though you know I could do it. Thanks for getting out of the tent at night to get me low blood sugar snacks. And thank you for allowing me the freedom within our relationship to be who I am, even if at times I'm still trying to figure it out. ❤️❤️
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"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein.
Just a little motivation and reminder that you are great. Lean into the things you're passionate about or good at. No one is good at everything. Focusing on the positive and paying more attention to your strengths might help you feel more like you're doing alright. It works for me. 😉
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I'm so thankful that skin tac exists. I used it to glue on my Dexcom and it stayed on no problem during my 3 days of hiking, sweating, sunscreen and swimming in the waterfalls at Havasupai. All the dirt turned the white dexcom tape a very sexy dirt brown color. Still getting awesome readings from this sensor, so I just covered it up. I think this pineapple pump peelz tape is a little cuter. Don't you?
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Three diabetics walk into a canyon... .
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No, no. It's not the beginning of a bad joke. We really did it! And we rocked it. After backpacking the 10 miles into the Grand Canyon and back, I don't think there's anything I can't do because of diabetes. 😁💚 I'm working on a blog article about backpacking/hiking/camping with diabetes. Drop me a comment if there's anything specific you'd like to know about. 🎒🌄
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"You're under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago." -Alan Watts
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It's never too late or never not the right time to be who you want and do what you want. If you sucked at diabetes yesterday, it's cool. Today is a new day. If you had a bad attitude yesterday, no worries. You can start again today. Everyday you wake up you have the choice to be who you want. Go for it. 🙃
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