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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dexcom

I typically wear the sensor for my Dexcom cgm (continuous glucose monitor) somewhere on my belly which I change every 7 days.  I rotate my sites along with the site for my insulin pump (which I change every 3 days) on the left side of my stomach/lower back for a couple weeks and then switch to the right side of my stomach/lower back for a couple weeks, being mindful not to insert the site in the same spot too often and build up scar tissue.  Recently though I gave my Dexcom a go on my arm for a change.   While my insulin pump is usually always (since I clip my pump to a belt at my waist or my pants/shorts) , the site for my pump and the sensor for my Dexcom are always hidden since they're inserted on my stomach.  So, it was interesting wearing my cgm site so...out there this time.  I had a couple people ask me if it was jewelry and a handful of people who just asked a simple, "hey what's that".   My favorite though was when a curious kid I know who asked me about it and I told him I was sort of a robot.  I had fun with that one :)  "wait you're really a robot! But that doesn't make any sense!"
In other dexcom/t1d news, I'm really, really excited for a photoshoot I have on Saturday for T1D Exposed The Nude Diabetes Advocacy Project !  Since day 1 of having an insulin pump/cgm I knew I wanted to find ways to encourage others to see the beauty in the somewhat weirdness of wearing these devices and I was so excited when I learned about T1D Exposed who's mission is to promote awareness and connect people with type one diabetes.  A calendar celebrating the unique beauty of type one diabetics, with our robot parts and all...exposed.  Type one diabetes changes our bodies so much and we have to adapt to a completely new version of "normal" and T1D Exposed is an avenue to truly embrace that change.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

June Blooms - part 4

I totally meant to post this last week...oops!  Here's some more floral loveliness from my lat trip to the SF Flower Mart.  Next I'll probably have a blog or 2 scheduled before sharing more travel photos (...from my trip to Europe last Feb-May).


Sunday, July 19, 2015

June Blooms - part 3 - Last of the Peonies

I mentioned a couple posts back how mad I am at myself for completely failing to be a sane human being and buy as many peonies as I could during their peak (especially those amazing and super inexpensive TJ's peonies!!!).  I'm probably going to be pretty sad for the next 11 months as I mourn the loss of the time I could have and should have spent with peonies in my home during the month of May and June.   But, I guess it's better late than never, so I spent the last week of June with these pretty ladies here blooming their beauty all about in my home and every so often I'd go over to them and take a nice long inhale of their magical scent and tell them how beautiful they were and how much I loved them....Anthony thinks I'm kind of a crazy person when I do this but hey, with things this beautiful I just can't help it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

June Blooms - part 2

Garden roses, sweat peas, and peonies.  Shades of blush pink and white are my favorite when it comes to flowers!  Pairing this new American Apparel Adia dress (that I'm sort of obsessed with) with some vintage heels my sister gave me and snapping some photos with my flower friends made for a pretty nice evening well spent.  Also, it doesn't get dark until about 8pm now and I'm very happy about that.  Though, not very happy about the weather warming up.

Outfit Details
Dress - American Apparel
Shoes - Vintage

Sunday, July 12, 2015

June Blooms (in July)

Blooms from June - posted in July, so it goes.
So I don't know how it happened but somehow I went the entire month of May and nearly all of June without a single trip to the flower market and even worse - without buying any flowers at all.  I don't know how this happened but you can imagine my dismay when I realized it was the end of June and peony season was officially coming to a close.   But, a quick 5am trip to the city to the SF Flower Mart remedied that situation a bit with some beautiful peonies and garden roses.  Though I still feel quite mad at myself that I somehow totally checked out of reality for a whole month and missed all the $7 Trader Joe's peonies...but hey, shelling out $30 for the most beautiful white peonies is a small price to pay for a week's worth of loveliness (actually they're lasting a bit longer than a week too, so yay for that).  Stay tuned for about 3 more floral filled posts!