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
Wonder where my blog posts about PCOS, Endometriosis, and Diabetes have been? Well, they've been happening! So after my diagnosis of PCOS and alllllll of the questions and frustrations.... I started guest blogging at DiabetesSisters about PCOS and T1D (eventually adding endometriosis after that diagnosis). I've been blogging once or twice each month about my … Continue reading Guest Blogs for DiabetesSisters about PCOS & Endometriosis
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)
I won’t lie and say that I have been body positive my entire life- well specifically- I haven’t had the best self-esteem most of my life- which was more about things besides outer appearances. Self-doubt followed me everywhere and always. (definitely something I do not miss about the preteen and teen years). This is also … Continue reading Loving Your Body When You Have Chronic Illness (es) (Part 1)
So- dating and diabetes- I know, I know. This topic- been there done that. I still haven't decided how I feel about dating- in general- I don't love it. I would like to make sure that I note this- I identify as a cisgender, straight, white, female. I've definitely noticed two typical "thought camps" for … Continue reading Dating and Diabetes? Let the GIFs explain it all.
I can feel it. I can see it whenI look at my CGM with indifference. I can tell when I just pick a random number to draw out on my insulin pen to give insulin. It lurks around the corner when my usual inclination to try and trouble-shoot is nonexistent. It’s back. But this time … Continue reading We Meet Again Diabetes Burnout
Disclaimer- again- I am not a medical professional and this is not advice. Also- I did try to be as respectful as possible even with my blood boiling. There are some amazing healthcare providers out there- and kickass women with or without diabetes that are amazing moms (some diabadass moms too) or who want to … Continue reading Another Journey Begins- Diabetes, PCOS, and Endometriosis