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.
Feel free to email me...Wendy -- firstname.lastname@example.org!