On Jan. 21, 2010, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I had lost 12 pounds and knew something wasn’t right. I was shocked with the diagnosis, but at the same time, I knew I could do this.
Talking to Dr. Criego is easy because she understands my frustrations – she has experienced it all firsthand and can relate to my happiness and anger. She helps me be a better diabetic. I learned that as long as I watch my blood sugars and use the resources given to me, I can keep tight control and enjoy my two greatest passions – hunting and swimming.
After my diagnosis, I took full management of my type 1 diabetes.
I administered my insulin with multiple daily injections for the first 18 months and then transitioned to the pump and continuous glucose monitor. Over the years it has been pretty smooth sailing;
I haven’t had any complications.
I believe that a large part of my good health, considering the circumstances, is because of the great help that I receive from
Dr. Criego. She tells me when I’m doing a good job, or gets after me for not doing the job up to the standards I should be.
Having a doctor with type 1 diabetes helps me relate and be
a better diabetic.
Amy Criego MD bio
Amy Criego, MD story
International Diabetes Center