Reviewing 2013 & Previewing 2014

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!

thumbsupdown2Highlights

– 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

– Starting the Omnipod insulin pump in August after a 15 month pump hiatus

– 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

Lowlights

– 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!

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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!

 

 

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2 Responses to Reviewing 2013 & Previewing 2014

  1. I like the forthrightness of your post, and I’m looking forward to reading more from you in 2014.
    Good luck on your book, and happy New Year!
    ~ James

  2. Laddie says:

    I’ve read your blog(s) for years and was so glad to get to meet you in December. I look forward to seeing more of you at some of the Twin Cities D meet-ups. If you still move to Minnesota after all of the frigid weather you experienced during your trip, you are indeed committed!!!

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