Hi I’m Grace! Thanks for visiting! I grew up in Pittsburgh and have lived a few different places but recently bought my first house and put down roots in Kansas City. I live there with my amazing supportive husband, happy infant son, and goofy, high-energy chocolate lab. I’m an engineer by day and dog-mom/ human-mom by night.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 10, the summer after fourth grade. I did injections for a few years and went on my first insulin pump in 2000. I never looked back after that.
I tried the original Medtronic continuous glucose monitor in 2010 when I was training for my first half-marathon. I used it a few times, but hated it for so many reasons – one being it was painful. I’ve heard Medtronic reps call that model “the harpoon”.
Luckily, Medtronic created a new version, and I’ve been using my Enlite CGM regularly since 2015.
I love running and am constantly striving to find a balance between it and my diabetes management.