Something that is wished for on a daily basis
Testing my Blood Glucose Levels
This is me testing my blood sugar levels, when i was first diagnosis i was doing this 10-12 times a day, my fingers got very sore very quickly. Now because i have my CGM which displays my levels 24/7 i dont need to finger prick as much. I now on average only finger prick 2-4 times a day.
I require manufactured insulin 24/7, when you have a working pancreas it does the job for you, because my pancreas no longer produces insulin i need to inject it into my body 24/7, fact is pure & simple, if i dont i will die!! Here is me changing my insulin pump supplies so i can top up with fresh insulin & ensure i have enough to give me what i need 24/7 for 3 days. Every 3 days i change the cannula i inject into my body to deliver the insulin. If i dont my site will tissue & i will stop receiving the effects of the insulin plus it gets very itchy & sore. I must carb count every food i eat everytime i eat, i need to be aware of my blood glucose levels prior to any activity & i cannot be disconnected from my insulin for any longer than 2hrs ortherwise my body will start to get sick. Diabetes never sleeps or holidays its always 24/7!!!
I am very grateful for todays technology. Both mum and i have Fitbit watches that can read my glucose levels from my pump and CGM, this makes it easier to keep an eye on things and be more proactive in keeping my levels in the green. My watch alerts me if my blood sugars are rising fast or dropping fast. Adding all these technologies together helps me to remember about looking after myself and keeping myself healthy.
My medical kit
This is my home medical kit, mum has everything i need all organised in here and always keeps it topped up. This means if i need to do set changes or CGM changes when i am at dance we just have to grab the kits and everything i need is in there. This also helps me to know and see all the things i need to complete my medical changes every 3 days for my insulin and 7 days for me CGM.
My medical devices
This is my insulin pump which shows my glucose levels because i have a sensor in my arm. The white unit is my blood glucose tester, i need to use this when i need to test my blood sugar levels
I am taking part in JDRF One Walk to turn type one into type none!
Lexi was diagnoised with T1D when she was 8 years old. Suddenly her whole life was changed and she went from being a carefree 8yr old to having to manage a disease to keep herself alive.
Lexi has now been living with T1D for 3yrs and while it has become a daily routine and we are used to it being around, it is by far, not an easy disease to manage. Every day we hope and pray for a cure
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any time. It affects more than 120,000 Australian families, and 7 people are diagnosed every day.
So I am walking with the #JDRFbluearmy to raise funds for research to cure, prevent and better treat type 1 diabetes.
Please DONATE NOW and support my walk to change the lives of Australians living with T1D.
My Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army
Thank you to my Sponsors
Lexi's Movie Fundraiser
Funds raised from Lexi's movie night.
Jdrf Raffle Basket
JDRF Raffle Basket
Anastasia & Connie Sissis
❤ Megan Jason and Millie
I wish you and Lexi the best of luck and hope that the amount raised will make life a little easier.
Good luck Michelle and Lexi, Nicole Rajan xx
$500 goal achieved 💞 love both you and Lexi to the moon and back x
Love u guys xo
Theresa & Madeleine ??
Awesome job Lexi ❤️ Theresa & Madeleine xxx
Well done Michelle. Keep up the good work and enjoy the walk
Troy, Lauren, Ashlee & Jake
Well done Michelle and Lexi.
Well done on supporting Lexi and such a special cause 😊 x
Zara And Pru Simpson
You go girls!!! Good luck for your wall Lexi and Michelle, what an awesome thing you are doing. Love Pru and Zara
❤️ Kellie, Clint, Hayley, Tyler and Sara
You go Lex-I 😘
Well done Lexi & Michelle - very grateful for everything you do from raising funds, helping me raise funds and just being a great support to myself and other T1D's. We are so lucky to have people like you in the world!
Zoe & Molly
Go Lexi!!! From Molly & Zoe xxxx
Well done Michelle. Keep up the great work Lexi
Love you Lexi
Well done Lexi! It's great seeing you put your determination to such a great cause - Miss Rendell :)
All the best!