Wendy Rose has been a Registered Nurse since 1995. After spending most of her career at the bedside in the Emergency Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and Labor & Delivery, she currently works from home as a Pediatric Telephone Triage Nurse. Wendy’s oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2005, at the age of 24 months and Celiac Disease in 2008, at the age of 5 years. Wendy herself was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2009. Balancing the demands of her daughter’s blood sugar management while maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle; on top of her role as wife and mother; in addition to maintaining her nursing career can be a challenge at times. She documents her family’s journey at www.CandyHeartsBlog.org.
Wendy and her husband, Jason, have been married since 2000 and have three daughters. The family resides in the Sonoran Desert with a cat named Holly and their rescue dog, Ivy.