Facebook has been a wonderful way to meet people in different communities – I’ve met a ton of people through the DOC (Diabetic Online Community) through various Facebook groups, but I’ve also made connections with numerous photographers as well. Most of the photographers are very far away from me, however I met a lady named Sarah who lives only an hour and a half away from me.
Just recently, we were able to meet up (finally!) for a trade session – we took photos of Sarah and her husband, Chris, and she took photos of Allen and I.
I took a slightly involuntary break from my CGM. In the middle of September, my Enlite serter got doused in Root Beer and wouldn’t insert correctly anymore. So I took a break, and then it became an extended break, and then I finally got around to ordering a new serter and it came today.
So, for the past month, my BGs probably haven’t been all that great. But sometimes, you need a mental health break. I still tested my sugar, still corrected for highs, still bolused appropriately for everything I ate, didn’t go crazy with bad meals… however I didn’t work nearly as hard to stay within my perfect narrow range.
It was a nice break of sorts, but it’s time to be back at it. So I’m attached to two devices once again rather than one.
In other news, we shot our last session of the year, so I’m in full-on editing mode. Maybe I’ll share some awkward behind-the-scenes photos as I come across them in editing.
…They have a lot of crop to deal with.
I saw that somewhere on Facebook, and it is so true! We shot four weddings, a maternity session and a couple’s session in September. Yesterday we shot our last wedding of 2014, today is an engagement session and another engagement session next weekend. I actually can’t import the wedding I just shot on my computer because I am out of free space!
(a behind the scenes photo from yesterday’s wedding with a fighter jet!)
To say we’re busy would be an understatement. That is why my blog hasn’t been very active lately. However, I have some great blog posts on the horizon. Just gotta get through busy season (and try to manage my blood sugars in the process)! 😉
We shot a wedding this weekend about three hours from home for a friend from high school.
I used my Flipbelt for the first time on a photoshoot (Previously I would just wear a skirt/shirt combo and clip it to my skirt). This enabled me to wear a dress!!! Woo! The bride and groom know I’m diabetic, and when I showed the bride my pump in my belt, she exclaimed “I thought that was just a cute sash! I had no idea your pump was in it!”
For Part One, click here.
So far I’ve covered all the events that happened up to Friday night. I did this on purpose because Saturday was it’s own adventure.
I’m home from vacation and so overwhelmed with so many different emotions – happy to be home, sad to be back in Michigan, missing the Wisneski family (four legged members included, of course). I’m going to try to write a coherent post so, let’s see how this goes.
So, I realized that I’ve talked extensively on here lately about the diabetes part of Photograbetic, but not very much of the photography aspect.
I promise, we are still very much in business! We have been busy preparing for vacation and enjoying a little “us time” since things have slowed down.
Hello and welcome to my blog site! A little about me: I’m Abby (not Abigail), I’m 24 and currently live in southern Michigan.
My husband and I own LeWayne Productions, a small photography business. Photography has been a passion of mine for almost half of my life, and I’m blessed to be able to pursue it.
I was misdiagnosed as a type 2 diabetic on July 10, 2012 and reclassified as type 1 in December 2012. I began pumping in December 2013. I have a dog named Taz.
I was inspired to begin this site after becoming close friends with Frank of blackdogsrule, and also after sixuntilme and texting my pancreas began following me on twitter. I realized my life as a diabetic might be interesting to more than 2 people out there on the interwebs, and Photograbetic was born!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!