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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Good Overload.

It was like Christmas last Friday. In one day, my iPad 3 finally got delivered to Best Buy for pickup,

I'm officially "cool" now. Lol.

Also, this was on my doorstep:

A three month supply of my Pods! Woo hoo! I was down to just one left.

And lastly on Friday, I went to the pharmacy to pick up all my D-supplies/refills. The pharmacist told me I was picking up my "Diabetes Party Pack." Haha. It feels good to have enough supplies for a change. This is my 2013 FSA dollars hard at work:

It was a good day.

Saturday was a fun day, too. I went to the Science Museum and watched Tornado Alley at the Omnitheatre. Nothing like seeing a real tornado up close and in 3D. For those of you who watched Storm Chasers on Discovery Channel, you'll know what the TIV is. The TIV was on display at the museum! It was very interesting.

The only stressful part of the day was trying to find something to eat at the museum. They have a few food joints, but unfortunately not ONE person at any of them had ever heard of gluten and could not tell me if anything was safe. So I was stuck eating my KIND granola bar in my purse for a meal. It's hard sometimes to see and smell all the delicious food but not able to partake in it with your friends. What I wouldn't have given to have sunk my teeth into one of those yummy giant pretzels with cheese sauce! Oh well, still had an awesome time.

I don't know about you, but I'm super glad the holidays are over. Way too much emphasis on food, which is not always a good time for a person with 2 diseases that are affected by food. No more stressing about food until Easter :)

I thought this week I'd share with you my disease binders. I'm a big fan of creating binders for each of your illnesses to keep track of everything from test results, travel letters, extra written prescriptions, my personal notes, insurance stuff, A1c tracking, and recipes. I have one for diabetes and one for celiac disease. I'll be taking pictures of them or may just do a vlog if it's easier, to show you how I put mine together. They have come in handy so many times! More to come on that.

This Wednesday I have a follow up for my spinal cord. I'm always nervous about these appointments; I just want to hear that everything's still 'looking good' and progressing on plan. The sooner I heal, the sooner I can start incorporating exercise again. I don't know how I'm going to make it to October without exercising...


  1. Whoa! The TIV is here?! Very cool.

    And all of that stuff you got! Also very cool! I bet that was a lot of fun. :-)

    Best wishes for your spinal cord follow-up, keep us posted.

    1. Thanks Scott! Yes, you need to go to the science museum and see the TIV and the movie..totally worth it!

  2. 1. I hate things being centred around food for the same celiabetes reasons as you.
    2. I can't wait to see your binders. I need motivation and inspiration from someone organized like you.
    3. fingers crossed for your spinal appointment!

  3. Best of luck on the upcoming appointment. The binders are a great idea... can't wait to see them.

  4. I have Celiac's and D too. I really relate to the struggle to find food at times. I hope your appointment goes well for your spinal cord follow up appointment.

    1. Hi Tarra! I am always so happy to meet another 'celiabetic.' Welcome to Celiabetes! I can relate to the food struggles. I hope that you find some ideas from my blogs. We should definitely stay in touch!!

  5. Do you have any extra restriction on alcohol? I would imagine wine would be okay for both diabetes and anything Gluten intolerance?

    1. Preston, there are restrictions on alcohol- wines are ok, as are gluten free beers and Mike's hard lemonades, but beyond that I would suggest googling gluten-free alcohol, and it can tell you brand by brand what is gluten free and what is not! Good question.