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Multi-tasking Mom

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Multi-tasking Mom

Those of you who know me personally are aware that I am first, and foremost, a mother to a beautiful, strong, and intelligent two year old daughter named Coral. She is unique in the sense that she has a broken pancreas, or Type 1 diabetes. It's an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its pancreas destroying the insulin-producing beta cells. Eventually, a Type 1 diabetic (T1d) will cease to produce their own insulin completely and becomes dependent on it to live and fight another day. They have to take insulin either by injections or an insulin pump, which Coral now has...

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Family First

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Family First

It's taken me some time to decide whether or not I wanted to post this publicly on my website. In order for customers or others to fully understand why exactly it may take me so long to complete an order as they patiently wait, I feel it's best they know the answer. If you do not follow @islanddoggie on Instagram or Facebook.com/islanddoggie, then please continue reading. If you do follow us, much mahalo for your support and continue reading just to kind of educate yourself on Type 1 diabetes. Be prepared for those you love. Coral's first day in the...

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