Because I often talk about Type 1 diabetes (T1D) on this blog, and you may not have read every post to get background and context on the various terms I use, I have created a handy cheat sheet for T1D lingo. What is Type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes (T1D), formerly known as juvenile diabetes, […]
Isn’t Type 1 diabetes fun, ya’ll?
It began with a trial separation but soon became clear the relationship was unhealthy.
I am single. I don’t have kids. I have an incurable chronic condition. And yet, I love my life.
As much as I’ve tried to focus on the positive and take the space for recovery, there is a lot of healing to be had.
In the nine years I’ve had Type 1, I’ve watched friends and family endure the trials that come with gestational diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
I realized that if I could set aside time every day to manage Type 1 diabetes, then I could set aside time every day to do something I love.
Even when I’m at my worst, I look for those little glimpses of joy and remember that I can be happy, wherever I may be and whatever disease I may carry.
Here’s how I test my blood (technology is a wondrous thing).
It’s draining enough for me to be around people all day, especially crowds of tourists. In addition to energy depleting, it’s also a strain on my blood sugar.