Rachel Martin T1D

So you want to know a little more about me? Let’s start with the basics.

I have two autoimmune diseases (type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto’s), an incredibly supportive and sexy husband (hey babe xoxo), a wildly observant & curious son, and the sweetest most cuddly goldendoodle you’ve ever seen.

I take a natural, holistic approach to everything I do. My diet, what I put in my home and on my body, the way I exercise, my routines, and even the way I talk to myself, because I believe everything we think, do, and say has an effect on our health.

My T1D Story

I was 20 years old, and in college, when I got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I had all the typical red flags of unquenchable thirst followed by a ridiculous number of bathroom breaks, extreme weight loss, extreme fatigue, and dry mouth.

My Mom thought I had diabetes, but I was in total disagreement. I went to the doctors anyways and wouldn’t you know, Mom was right.

My blood sugars for those first few years were far from desirable. My A1C was constantly in the 7’s and my blood sugars seemed to act erratically with no rhyme or reason. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t getting better control. I was doing exactly what the doctors were telling me to do (carb counting & pre-bolsuing), but it just wasn’t working. I wanted….needed more stability and predictability in my blood sugar numbers and I refused to accept that this was just what having diabetes looked like.

It took me years, and a lot of trial and error, but I was finally able to figure it out.

The lessons you DON’T learn in your endo’s office, if you will.

I learned that it mattered what I was putting in & on my body, what exercises I was doing (and when), that paying attention to my infradian rhythm & where I was in my ovulation cycle, and my stress levels all had a dramatic impact on my blood sugar levels and my overall health.

How I Can Support You

I am here to supplement your diabetes care. I am here in addition to your doctor or endo. I’m here to help you put systems in place, to evaluate your trends & patterns, and to help you learn the things you wouldn’t learn in your endo’s office.

Because, if we’re reeeeeally being honest here, we could have THE BEST endo in the world, but learning about diabetes in a text book is a lot different than living with it day in and day out.

There is a place for both and I would love to be a part of your team and support you.