2013 was a pretty big year for me, diabetes-wise. There were both literal and figurative highs and lows throughout the year. Let’s recap!
– Starting the Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor in April
– Launching The Blood Sugar Whisperer in May
– Attending the American Association of Diabetes Educators conference in August
– Attending the Insulindependence day conference in October
– Writing articles for Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation, and upcoming articles in Diabetic Living magazine and Diabetes Health magazine
– Meeting Jess in Boston in May, meeting Stephen in Philly in August, meeting Anna in Philly in August and meeting Laddie, Katie and Emily in Minnesota in December
– Successfully running five 5Ks and one 10K throughout the year
– Losing my Dexcom CGM in July and not being able to go on it again until October
– Losing my Dexcom CGM again on Christmas Eve — not one of my finer moments!
– Still not achieving an A1C under 7%
– Not losing any weight this year
– Not really working on my book (more on that later)
So, 8 in the highlights and 5 in the lowlights. Overall, a pretty decent year in my opinion!
We have a pretty exciting 2014 in store too! If you haven’t heard via Facebook, Twitter or my other personal blog, my husband and I are making the move to Minnesota! My husband is currently interviewing with a few different environmental consulting firms, and we plan to move fairly soon after he gets a job. So cross your fingers!
What does this mean for my education? Well, it’s changing again! I won’t be getting a Masters in Nutrition from Columbia University. Instead, I will be applying for a second Bachelors at the University of Minnesota. Because U of M has slightly different requirements from Columbia, I have yet more classes that I need to take before I can start my program. I’m telling you, I will be the most prepared Nutrition student the U has ever seen!