A year of life with Type 1 diabetes. Reflecting on the last 12 months and how far we have come. Read it now on KaraLayne.com

A Year of Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Twelve whole months. 365 days of over 1,800 injections, endless finger pokes, living day-to-day dictated by a number. Endless research, learning, and advocating. Time away from my business to serve my family and to make sure we get this right for her. Time as a family maneuvering, adjusting, and supporting. It’s been a year of […]

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Six months since our Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. Thought it would be a good time to share some more of our experience and what Type 1 Diabetes has taught me - both as a person as well as a mother. Read more on KaraLayne.com

Six Months: What Type 1 Diabetes Has Taught Me

185 days. 185 days of living with a disease that doesn’t take a break. Six months since we left the ICU in Nashville with an entirely new life. One that has brought sleepless nights, endless advocating, and exhausting research. November is National Diabetes Month and with it also being six months since Blair’s diagnosis, I […]

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Nov

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This year, our family began The Switch Witch: A New Family Halloween Tradition! With Blair's Type 1 diagnoses we knew that we would need to adjust our approach from previous years. And this was such a wonderful one that everyone loved. I'm sharing all about our approach over on KaraLayne.com!

The Switch Witch: A New Family Halloween Tradition

With the lifestyle changes we implemented following Blair’s diagnosis this past summer, the holidays seemed to loom in my mind a bit. As a family, we have banded together in making adjustments in what we eat and what we don’t eat. And this has not only supported Blair’s health and the management of her disease […]

seasonal

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Oct

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Low-carb and gluten-free food & snacks we love since our daughter's Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease diagnosis. Catch our favorites on KaraLayne.com

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Food Finds We Love

On more than one occasion since Blair’s diagnosis, I have found myself so grateful for the changes our family had already made. Reducing packaged and processed foods. Utilizing the honest, farm-fresh food we are so grateful to have available to us in our town. And that it was already something we had put into practice. […]

in the kitchen

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Jul

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Sharing part two of our daughter's Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease diagnosis at eight years old. Read more on KaraLayne.com

When Life Hands You Type 1 Diabetes: Part Two

(If you didn’t catch the first half of this story, make sure and start here). “Your daughter has Type 1 diabetes…” There was a split second where all four of us stood there – me, Jarett, the resident doctor, and his assistant. Perhaps it was the lack of sleep, but once my brain made the […]

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Jun

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Sharing the first part of our daughter's Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease diagnosis at eight years old. Read more on KaraLayne.com

When Life Hands You Type 1 Diabetes: Part One

 “We have an ambulance on the way because we need to get her transferred up to Nashville.” A cold rush moved through my body and I felt my lungs tighten, unable to exhale. We had brought her into the ER for stomach pain. Maybe appendicitis. And now the ER doctor was telling me there was […]

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Jun

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