Hi, I’m Juls!
I’ve been a Type 1 Diabetic for over 20 years. I currently wear an Omnipod pump and regularly use the newest Dexcom Sensor. Despite having diabetes since I was five, I was never really able to connect with many other people with T1D. I went to some sleep away camps, but those weeks during a few summers were the only time that I got to interact with other people just like me.
After attending a JDRF conference last year, I quickly realized that I was SO out of touch with the diabetes world. Someone used the term “T1D” and I had NO idea what it meant! LOL! I was capable of dealing with all of the stuff that diabetes throws my way, but I forgot that there are so many other people who have to deal with diabetes just like me. My doctor told me about diabetes blogs, and after reading a few, I was instantly hooked! I had been reading and following other diabetes blogs for a few months when one day I decided that I would love to have my own, and Teaching In A Pump was born!
As you might be able to tell from the title, I’m a teacher! I teach first grade in a suburb of Washington, DC. I LOVE my job! It is exhausting, but I cannot imagine doing anything else. My goal is to be able connect with other people who have Type 1 Diabetes. I used to wish that I would meet someone else who had diabetes when I was little, so I am always looking for new ways to connect with people-old and young-who have been affected with diabetes. Specifically, I would LOVE to work with kids who have diabetes because I think that young kids need to know that there are other people out there who are like them, and that people with diabetes grow up to be successful members of the community.
When I’n not teaching at school, I’m running cooking classes for kids, baking/cooking for my family, working out, or just hanging out…with my pump and sensor by my side.
Thanks for stopping by and following me along on my T1D journey!