C.O.R.E. was designed from inception to serve the 1 in 5 Americans with a disabling or chronic condition. While physical inactivity can cause the body to break down and degenerate, an active lifestyle can energize, maintain, and return function to the body. Unlike your average gym, C.O.R.E. strives to be a place where persons of all fitness and ability levels can achieve their greatest physical potential, and build a lifestyle of health and wellness that will help them to live fulfilling and empowered lives.

The Center of Restorative Exercise is an inclusive fitness facility. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide the life enhancing benefits of Restorative Exercise to people of all fitness or ability levels. 

Including but not limited to people with:

Achondroplasia, Amputees, Arthrogryposis, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes Diastrophic Dysplasia, Heart Conditions, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic Conditions, Parkinson’s Disease, Post Polio Syndrome, Scleroderma, Senior Citizens, Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasias, Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Transverse Myelitis, West Nile poliomyelitis. 

anonymous asked:

hello!! i'm wanting to get off injections and switch to a pump, (sticking myself with needles every time i eat isn't fun) i noticed you have the tslim? could i maybe have a review of it please? thank you! :)

Yes!! I was on injections for 14 years previous to starting pump therapy. When I was 8, I was supposed to get a minimed pump, but I had a meltdown and the psych eval. showed I was “too negative.” I decided that (at the time) I’m 21 now and can deal with this as an adult. January 2016 will be my 2nd pump anniversary.

  • My main reason for choosing t:slim was because, at the time, it was the newest pump available. (I’m a slut for new biotech) 
  • It is the smallest/slimmest pump so it is easily concealed in my bra strap. (25% smaller than others) 
  • The touch screen makes it easy to use and looks more modern (cyborg chic!)
  • It has a rechargeable battery, which is a micro USB, so if you’re dying and have a friend with a Samsung Galaxy phone, you’re saved!! (happened to me many times) The battery lasts a week from full charge to “low battery 20%.” It can also be charged in your car or on your laptop USB.
  • Tandem customer service is great. I’ve had zero issues with them. They don’t take my insurance, so when I was first ordering the pump, they immediately referred me to a medical supply company that does.
  • I have heard some talk about Dexcom working with Tandem for pump/CGM compatibility.
  • t:connect is the application to upload your numbers. It makes sharing information with your endo/CDE quick and easy.

Here is a cool chart to compare all the available pumps :)


So here’s my problem. I need someone artistic to help me bring an idea to life. I plan on getting an alert tattoo for my diabetes. I have a clear idea of what I want but I’m not very good with a pencil and paper if you know what I mean. If you know anyone on tumblr that would be willing to help me, maybe reblog? I’m sorry for any inconveniences.

Starting Type1 Tuesday laaate in the day with this Metagross. *u* I noticed they have similar colours to the type 1 diabetes ribbon, so I wanted to dress ‘em up and draw a positive picture!

I am just really done with arrogant, rude people who know NOTHING about being a type 1 diabetic and how hard it really is. I was told by sisters friend that I should “stop complaining because there are people out there have cancer, at least you’re not dying” I realize that cancer is a fast acting, terrible disease and I am not denying that, but unlike cancer diabetes is a disease that kills us slowly, everyday. With every bad blood sugar or high A1C, another physical piece of us deteriorates, and the worst part is, is that we only start to notice over a long amount of time. Diabetics risk losing their limbs, eye sight, organ failure, strokes and much more. I’m tired of this disease. I’m tired of trying to compete. I’m tired of fighting for my own life everyday. I’m just tired with dealing with it. The appointments, the blood work, the site changes, the scars spread across my stomach. Diabetes makes me feel disgusted with my body, yet I can’t do anything about the site scars or I will literally die. I don’t want to explain myself and my disease anymore. I don’t want to distinguish the difference between type 1 and type 2 anymore because all people ever see me is that chubby girl who has diabetes. Im tired of explaining that having diabetes is not my fucking fault. Not by a long run. I tired of watching people living their merry lives when I am stuck in the box that is my disease.

New pictures of my soon-to-be service dog Ava! 

She was practicing her “sit” and “down” commands on a busy sidewalk as a part of her public access training this morning!

More good new is that I’m getting really close to my fundraising goal since I’ve raised about $5,400 of the roughly $7,000 I still need!

If you want to help me bring Ava home in October so she can help keep me safe and healthy visit my fundraiser here or use the donation link on my blog. Even just a few dollars helps out a lot!

Stop telling me there’s going to be a cure. Look at the facts. How many chronic illnesses have been cured? Much more likely is some sort of vaccine. Great for the world and the undiagnosed, but not going to solve our daily suffering. Telling me to wait for a cure is telling me there’s a light at the end of the tunnel when the tunnel has no end.