My name is Sarah. I am a southern girl with T1 diabetes. I was diagnosed at 4, the November after my birthday. I was on shot therapy from age 4 until 16, then I started on insulin pumps. My first one was a Disetronic H-Tron +, then I upgraded to the Spirit pump, but I didn’t like it very much. December 19, 2008, I started on the OmniPod pump. So far, I love my OmniPod and I hope it continues to work as well for me as it has. Most of the time, my a1c’s were always in the high 9’s, low 10’s, but since I started on the OmniPod in December of 2008, I’ve seen much lower A1c’s.
Other than a diabetic, I am an insurance agent in my “day job”, but my passion is photography. I’ve always loved taking pictures, but I’m really getting into the “science” behind it and am really considering taking a few courses. I don’t want to go professional, but I’m starting out with just landscape pictures and trying to do some family photos as well.
I have been married for a little over a year, and have two cats for now. We are talking about having kids in the future, but not until my A1c is at or below 6 for a few tests, or at least a year. But even if we do get pregnant before then, I have an excellent endo that I’m sure can help me get through the pregnancy okay.
My blog name, “Sugabetic”, comes from being in the south. Here, you don’t have diabetes, you got “tha Suga”. So, while trying to figure out a name, I saw that a lot of people had “diabetes” or “diabetic” in their names. Me? I combined the two and came up with “suga-betic” or “sugabetic”. I decided to drop the hyphen just to make it easier and go with the latter or the two spellings.
So, now that you know a little about me, I hope that you enjoy reading my blogs a little more.