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Candy Hearts Blog - It's a sweet adventure full of gluten free goodies!


I’m very transparent about our life with diabetes and celiac on this blog. It’s important to me that I document our experiences as accurately and honestly as possible — not only because I care about you, my readers, but also because this blog will serve as an account of our family’s journey in the years to come. Since I value the relationship I have with Candy Hearts’ readers worldwide, there’s a few things I want to share with you.

Disclaimer: First of all, I am a Registered Nurse. That being said, please understand that earning my nursing degree did NOT, in anyway, prepare me for the experience of raising a child with type 1 diabetes. It’s been several years since her diagnosis, and, sometimes, I still wonder if I actually have any idea what I’m doing. I am not a professional who can manage either your or your child’s diabetes and/or other health concerns. Any information I share, here or otherwise, is not intended to serve as medical advice. Any medical decisions you make regarding your and/or your child’s health and well-being should always be made under the supervision of a physician whom you trust.


Disclosure: In March 2011, I entered into a contract for sponsorship by Animas Corporation. This means that I will receive financial compensation to write about type 1 diabetes from my perspective, as a parent who is raising a child with type 1 diabetes for various media outlets. On occasion, I will also speak publicly about our family’s experiences with type 1 diabetes and the insulin pump we have chosen to manage our daughter. This relationship may also include travel assignments and travel expenses will be provided by Animas Corporation. (No, I won’t be quitting my nurse-job, in case you were wondering.)

Animas does not select, edit, or approve any of the content written and posted on Candy Hearts and anything you find here should not be misinterpreted as an official position of the Animas Corporation, unless specified. This blog is solely owned by ME, MYSELF, AND I. Unlike the information I share here, the posts I author for Animas will be subject to their rigorous copy review process.

Sugar began wearing a pump in 2007, and has been wearing the Animas One Touch Ping since 2009. This sponsorship contract does not in any way affect my opinion regarding her insulin delivery system. The solid history of positive experiences we have had with Animas has done a fine job of shaping said opinions. Let’s face it. Every blogger has biases. But not every blogger discloses them. I want to be honest with my readers.

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