Diabetes DOES Stop Me

For the past few months I have had a lot of time to reflect on my health and life. I realized that a lot of what I share on social media is the good things that make up my life. Lets face it, if we all took pictures during our toughest moments or posted our […]

Why I Walk

Shortly after being diagnosed with diabetes in1997, I participated in my first American Diabetes Association Walk to Cure Diabetes. We had a small team, my parents, sister and friends (Morgan and Sarah and Jessie) . It was fun and I loved the support and encouragement I got from my family and friends. The next walk […]

A Thank You Letter to my Diabetes

This past weekend I was at Camp Nejeda’s Survive and Thrive Bootcamp for Adults with type 1. It was an amazing experience and I hope to blog about all of it in the next few days. One of the workshops I attended was about the Invisible Elephant project led by Marina Tsaplina, the founder, CEO and […]

Favorites and Motivations: Diabetes Blog Week Day 6

Today we are supposed to share our favorite sentence or blog post that we have done OR share what motivated us to blog (if we are new to blogging). Since I fall into the new blogger category I will write about the second option. I have wanted to blog for years now. In fact, I […]

Changes : Diabetes Blog Week Day 4

What would I like to change related to diabetes? This is a loaded question. I can’t pick just one thing. Instead I will write about how I have changed since I was diagnosed in 1997. When I was diagnosed in 1997, I was 15 and entering my sophomore year of high school. I wanted to join […]

Clean it Out : Diabetes Blog Week Day 3

What is in my diabetes closet you ask??? Skeletons buried under a boatload of lancets. Here is why… I can’t throw any extra diabetic supplies out. There was a time when I was uninsured and had to get creative in order to manage my diabetes. I think I hold on to extras in case I […]

Keep it to Yourself: #dblogweek Day 2

I have always thought of myself as an open book when it comes to my diabetes. I truly feel that by sharing my experiences with others perhaps I can help someone going through the same things. I also find that I learn so much by talking about it with others. We all have different comfort […]