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Friday, May 27, 2011

Live call in with the audience 05/27 by The Marathon Show | Blog Talk Radio

Reyna from www.betabuddies.blogspot.com sis Tara Tosta interview at about the 26 minute mark.....
RE: Virtual 5K June 24-27.....proceeds to benefit www.jdrf.org get details from Tara's blog at www.mommysarunner.blogspot.com what an incredibly great idea to raise $ for juvenile diabetes.

Thank you to Tara & Reyna....2 incredible women.

Live call in with the audience 05/27 by The Marathon Show Blog Talk Radio

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Review of the Tallygear LegBand by Haley at NaturallySweeet Blog.

Monday, May 23, 2011Tally Gear: My Secret Weapon


A few weeks ago I was in a fashion show. I wore a beautiful long white dress and was very excited about everything. When I was getting dress I came across a dilemma. Where was I going to put my insulin pump during the fashion show?! My underwear was not supportive enough and the pump was dragging it down. I had my Tally Gear belt with me and I placed it under the dress around my waist. Unfortunately since the dress was white and my Tally Gear was neon pink, it was completely visible.

I ended up wearing the pink Tally Gear with three under skirts to mask the pink. It ended up working fine and it was a great night to say the least.

After the fashion show I had a few other events coming up which I knew this would be a similar problem, prom, JDRF promise ball, arts banquet performance, ect.

So I sent an email to the lovely Miss Donna Annese. I told her about how I wanted something discreet and still sturdy to hold my pump while wearing a dress. We came up for the plan of making a garter, and then Donna got busy!

This is the AMAZING product we came up with:







































Since I have gotten it, I have worn it at about every possible time I could.

Try and find a sign of wearing an insulin pump in any of these pictures!



















Donna, Thank you so much, thank you for being so kind, and thank you for spending all this time to help me.





Go check Donna out at http://www.tallygear.com/







Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tallia Emily makes me proud everyday. She is one of the strongest and most courageous people I know.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Somedays I feel like I will wake up and realize its all been a bad dream....you know that feeling. Its so real but, then you wake up. I am waiting to wake up. I am so tired of being tired of nothing ever being manageable. I think Tal is tired too...and then I start thinking about the future when I can't or maybe she won't want me there or to be involed on a daily basis. Will she take care of herself the way she has learned and the way I drilled it into her head only because I want her to be prepared and to be safe. I love her so much and don't want any reprocussions from this disease. I find I don't want to talk about it somedays...I find thats all we talk about somedays....I fear it has taken over and life is no longer what I remember (somedays I do not remember that feeling of "before diabetes"). Life feels like a daily struggle...no matter how hard we try to make it a part of everyday life  we are never truly comfortable. Type 1 is always there...no matter what. Diabetes I am tired...please give me and all T1 moms and dads a break....we don't want you in our lives anymore.

http://www.jdrf.org/ dedicated to finding a cure.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

This is our 1978 VW Bug....we always called it the ice cream car.

In recent years it hasn't moved from the garage because life has changed.....
it had become incredibly busy....with work and diabetes.

So we decided to sell it. It has been sold and is moving to the coast of New Haven CT. today. Tal is sad but,
life is constantly changing.....someday we will have another ice cream car. It was fun to drive.......enjoy the day. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

no rest for the weary.....

we never really sleep do we. It was so long ago that I can't remember the feeling of a good night sleep. I find myself taking cat naps between jobs all through the day. What a life we lead as a full time pancreas'.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tallygears' NEW Tummietote Leg Band

 I was asked to design a legband for the prom....after several designs we think we found what works. Tally tested for me and says it works well. It has 2 velcroed pockets on the front of the band to hold insulin pump, Dexcom or cellphone. There are also 2 additional slip in pockets on the back that could carry smaller items or if necessary could carry a small test kit.
Introducing the Tummietote Leg Band.

Keeping your devices hidden under dress or skirt or pants.

Adjustable length velcroed straps attached to grasping clips.

Grasping clips...to hold the Tummietote Leg Band securely.

Super soft fabric.

A good alternative to carrying devices while wearing a dress or skirt or pants.

Design is made to carry tech devices on the front of the leg.

2 velcroed pockets to hold your insulin pump, Dexcom, cellphone, Ipod. 2 additional non velcroed pockets, for essentials, cash, credit cards....candy (sugar) or you could even carry a small blood test kit in a pinch.

Made with the same design as the Tummietote belt.

adjustable length strap with one inch waist strap to secure the legband in place or clip to bottom of underwear.

Tummietote Leg Band- heavy duty 'grabbing' clips so no chance of slipping off the fabric. Will hold several devices. @ velcroed pockets and 2 slip in pockets.
I will be adding to the website soon. If you are interested before that please send me an email at tallygear@aol.com or visit our site at http://www.tallygear.com/

Have a great day.