Category Archives: Diabetes

CF Conference

Today is the start of this year’s North American CF Conference. One of the great things about technology is that you can experience important events like this, even if you are unable to physically be present. If you’re interested to … Continue reading

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Cleveland Clinic Visit

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ~John 14:27 We traveled to Cleveland Clinic this past week to … Continue reading

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Fitness Goal 2017 continues

At the beginning of 2017, in hopes of giving these lungs a good year-long clearing, I set a goal of running 10K (6.2 miles) each week for a total of 322.4 miles for the year. Up until I got sick … Continue reading

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Team Emily’s Athletes 2017

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month. Walking in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk is one of the things that Jim and I do each year to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and support the effort to find a cure. … Continue reading

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30 days on Indrepta

So I’ve been taking the CF supplement Indrepta for just over 30 days now. (I’m taking the recommended dose of 3 capsules, 3 times per day.) Overall, I’ve had a positive experience with this supplement. I haven’t experienced drastic symptom improvements … Continue reading

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Healthy and Tasty Smoothie Recipe

We recently got a Ninja blender and it’s been fun to try a bunch of different smoothie recipes. Some of them haven’t been that great (in fact my dad told us one of them tasted like ‘dirt’ or sort of … Continue reading

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Effective Curcumin Option

I have lots of inflammation throughout my body. Curcumin is a supplement I’ve taken for years now as it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects but it’s always been fat soluble. Jim recently showed me a new water soluble solution and I … Continue reading

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10 Things that Keep me Going!

Living with cystic fibrosis can be very challenging. I’d like to share 10 things that have been key in helping me fight this disease and live life in full. Faith-I have a relationship with Jesus Christ, I am a Christ … Continue reading

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Maintaining weight

One of the most common issues with cystic fibrosis is pancreatic insufficiency. Our body has trouble breaking down food and absorbing vital nutrients. This is the reason we take a bunch of pills (enzymes) with everything we eat. This is … Continue reading

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Overnight low blood sugar

It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it’s scary. At 1 am, I woke up all sweaty and shaky. Feeling so hungry, I could eat a horse. I immediately knew I was having a low blood sugar. All I … Continue reading

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