Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode SEVEN in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.
The seventh episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is all about MDI (multiple daily injections) vs pumping vs DIY looping. Rachel and I discuss what they are and the many options out there. This one is terminology heavy and it may seem very unfamiliar. Scroll down to the bottom to see a list of links to the different pump companies to learn more as well as a link to the DIY Loop website.
Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now. What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!
A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!
WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:
Her website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/
Her email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Her Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoach
ALL THE LINKS:
Tandem Diabetes: https://www.tandemdiabetes.com/
InPen by Medtronic (the smart insulin pen): https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/inpen-smart-insulin-pen-system
DIY Loop and the RileyLink: https://loopkit.github.io/loopdocs/
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Rachel Halverson is a registered nurse and certified diabetes care and education specialist who’s goal is to help people with diabetes simplify their diabetes management, take back valuable time, and continue living a life of purpose and joy. Rachel works with people of every type of diabetes as a specialist in a startup for people with type 2 diabetes and as the founder of her business Give Me Some Sugar which offers 1:1 and group sessions to those with all types of diabetes. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for 24 years, so she is able to infuse her personal experience with evidence based practice when it comes to diabetes education.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys playing professionally as a cellist, gardening, and playing video games.