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One Drop Stories

Elizabeth Thompson - One Drop Stories

Why do you log your data?

I log because it gives me power. ALL numbers are good numbers. If you don’t know where you start the day, you don’t know how to respond and dose.

Why One Drop?

I love that One Drop is a community of friends. I have met so many people through One Drop who face different Diabetes struggles, but who have the same goals. I have made some lifetime friends and accountability partners – I feel lucky!

Hobbies?

Music. Electronic music is 100% of my life. I’m either listening to it, making it, helping others to be successful in it!

Favorite guilty-pleasure food?

Pizza… I don’t eat it often, but when I do, it had better have bacon on it!

Weirdest place you’ve checked your blood sugar?

Onstage at a music venue to make sure I was above 200 right before an R7 performance. Most people wouldn’t know that I am doing it right there in the booth, but it happens and it works for me!

Anything you’ve learned on your diabetes journey that you’d like to share with the world?

Get a food scale. Stop guessing. Weigh out your next two meals and get addicted to how accurate your carb counts can become! It’s always funny to tell someone that you count carbs. Yes, you count carbs for a diet, but it is a diet that IS your life!

Also, I really believe your doctors and educators are key. It’s hard in the beginning, but once you are your own advocate, you will have a support team that will go above and beyond to make sure that you have the best care possible.

One Drop Stories showcases how members of the One Drop community celebrate the drop each day. Every finger prick is an opportunity to take control of your diabetes and live your life to the fullest. 
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