“Obviously, it was difficult at times to share certain things, but that’s all I wanted to do,” Alexandra reflected. “I wanted to share all of it, leave it all there out on the table, and just be as honest as I possibly could. It brings me great joy to see reviews of people getting something out of this book. It was honestly one of the most satisfying and gratifying experiences that I’ve ever had.”
And after struggling to manage her diabetes and navigate a budding career, today, Alexandra has multiple tools at her disposal to help manage her diabetes—including a wonderful support system in her friends and family.
“I’ve got my family members, my husband, always looking out at what’s out there, what technology has developed and where it’s all out,” she explained of how she first became aware of Medtronic’s MiniMedTM 780G insulin pump she now uses. “I have great support, my husband’s incredibly supportive. You do kind of need that—you need someone else looking out for you.”
And just as important, he also makes their lives fun.
“I mean, every day is a surprise with James,” she added with a smile. “We’re just really lucky to have each other.”