My name is Marella. I am 25 years old and have been living with Type 1 diabetes for the last 15 years (I don’t remember asking Dee to live with me and would appreciate having my own body back – it’s not big enough for the two of us). Diabetes frustrated me and kicks me while I’m down but I will not let it define me. For those of you that were never given the choice to share your body, friends or family members with this terrible disease, I hope to simply be here as someone that can relate. I’m not a perfectly controlled or educated PWD (Person With Diabetes or as I like to refer to it, a Pretty Wicked Diabetic), I just want to share my experiences with whomever is listening.
I’m pumping with an Animas 2020 and testing with a Accu-Chek Compact Plus. My last A1c was 6.4 in May 2011.
Outside of my life as a PWD – I married the love of my life, Ben, in June 2010. I’m a crazy dog mom to Bruno the bulldog and hope to someday be a crazy mom to a child of my own.
And if you’ve stopped by and read a bit, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 🙂