Challenge for Diabetes Awareness Month: Let's Stop Pointing the Finger It’s Diabetes Awareness Month! I feel like I’ve been on a little marathon with awareness months since September- PCOS then ADHD in October. But here we are- it’s November- World Diabetes Day is around the corner on November 14th. You’ll see the hashtag #NDAM floating … Continue reading Challenge for Diabetes Awareness Month: Let’s Stop Pointing the Finger
Have you heard about Insulin for Life USA? Well, if you haven't... I hope you're ready for something pretty wonderful! Insulin for Life USA (IFL USA) is a not for profit organization with a mission to rescue unused diabetes supplies here in the United States. We provide insulin and other diabetes supplies free of charge … Continue reading Help Spread the Word about Insulin for Life USA’s New Documentary!
Your voice. It matters. Yeah- it definitely does. Your voice. Your (respectful) opinion. You story. Your experiences. It all matters. (Not my image) It can shape things. It can make other people feel like they’re not alone by creating more "me too's." Maybe you feel like it’s just you- but I promise- it’s not true. When you … Continue reading Your Story & Your Voice Matters
Please note, that these are my thoughts relating to this. I’m not saying celebrating numbers is a bad thing- I’m saying that I wish we celebrated other things as well. I want to focus on my life and all the ins and outs- not just the number. I want to be person-centered and not number-centered. … Continue reading I Choose a Person-Centered Mindset, Not Number-Centered
A few weeks ago, someone reached out to me about submitting a photo and information about my nightstand. Her name is Emma Jones! Wait... what? Yes- that's correct folks! Submit a photo of my nightstand. But- there's a reason! It's pretty fantastic! "What’s on your nightstand? If you live with a chronic illness, your nightstand … Continue reading Unicorn Lamps, Chronic Illness, and Nightstands
We've all heard it- "teens/young adults with diabetes are hard." Okay... so what are we going to do about it? Besides judge. and hard? Each situation is different. Each person is different. You can't just categorize one word for everyone the entire time. There's so many more words to choose from... But "hard" that's over-generalizing … Continue reading Teens with Diabetes are “Hard”- That’s Overgeneralizing
I’ve noticed something though- The part of loving my body that’s been the hardest? It hasn’t been being okay with the shape of my body, or the acne, or that I’m sweaty or hairy. The hardest part has been believing in myself- ignoring the imposter syndrome and everything else going on inside my mind. But … Continue reading Loving Your Body When You Have a Chronic Illness (Part 2)