THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES AND CELIAC DISEASE.
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Important Information - Please Read. (Thanks.)

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:  I have entered into a contract for sponsorship by Animas Corporation.  This means that I will receive financial compensation to blog/vlog about type 1 diabetes from my perspective, as a parent who is raising a child with type 1 diabetes.  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.)



Sugar began wearing a pump in 2007, and currently wears the Animas One Touch Ping.  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.  I don't think that will come to a surprise to anyone who has read Candy Hearts for any amount of time.  Let's face it.  Every blogger has biases.  But not every blogger discloses them.  I want to be honest with my readers.


Animas does not select, edit, or approve any of the content written and posted on Candy Hearts.  This blog is solely owned by ME, MYSELF, AND I...so rest assured that nothing will change over here.  Animas and I have been in contact about this relationship since March 2011 -- you've still been reading the same Candy Hearts, right?   The difference going forward is that there is an official contract in place, and Animas will begin publishing posts I've blogged/vlogged specifically for them in various media outlets.  Unlike my personal Candy Hearts' posts, these posts will be subject to their copy review process.


Any questions?


Feel free to email me...Wendy -- candyheartsblog@gmail.com!

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16 comments:

  1. Congrats on the sponsorship, Wendy!! What an awesome opportunity for your to advocate to a wider audience!

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  2. Congratulations! I always appreciate your honesty, Wendy!
    I've tried twice to donate to LFAC, and I got spammed or something-it kept telling me the connection was compromised or something. I'll try it again-I tried twice in a row, so I don't know! : )
    You are so blessed to know Heidi so well, she is so sweet! : )

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  3. Congrats on the sponsorship, I know you will be a great spokesperson for Animas Wendy!

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  4. Congrats, Wendy!!! Can't wait to read your stuff over there!

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  5. Imagine if being a nurse tending such a child with diabetes is a problem then what it would be like when parents who are novice to illness get such a task...very helpful information here.This is sure to be of help.

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  6. Congratulations Wendy! Your passion and energy inspire me daily!!! WOOT! xo

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  7. this is amazing news!! How special, you rock my dear Wendy :)

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  8. Wendy -
    CONGRATS!!! Looking forward to seeing you in "ACTION!"

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  9. Wendy this is AWESOME! So happy for you, you always know how to say things in an entertaining way...Animas is lucky to have you! So excited for you, and good luck with getting an alert dog (loved that sidenote), hope the powers that be are reading!!!! :)

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  10. Wendy, you are amazing!!! I'm so thrilled for you and so happy to call you my friend. NOW we need them to book you a speaking engagement here in New England, so I can finally give you a big hug in person!! ;)

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  11. Congratulations, what an awesome opportunity!

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While I'm happy to share our experiences with what works, and what doesn't work, for the management of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease in our house, please do not mistake anything you read here for medical advice. Decisions regarding your/your child's health care should be made only with the assistance of your medical care team. Use any information from this blog at your own risk.